Cabrales

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Cabrales
Flag of Cabrales
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Coat of arms of Cabrales
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Cabrales is located in Spain
Cabrales
Cabrales
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°17′N 4°46′W / 43.283°N 4.767°W / 43.283; -4.767Coordinates: 43°17′N 4°46′W / 43.283°N 4.767°W / 43.283; -4.767
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaOriente
Judicial districtLlanes
CapitalCarreña
Government
 • AlcaldeJosé Vicente del Carmen Bustillo (PSOE)
Area
 • Total238.29 km2 (92.00 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2,648 m (8,688 ft)
Population
 • Total2,233
 • Density9.4/km2 (24/sq mi)
Demonym(s)cabraliego
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33555
WebsiteOfficial website

Cabrales is a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias, northwestern Spain. It is situated between the Sierra de Cuera and the Picos de Europa, and is a region famous for its Cabrales cheese.

Important towns within the municipality include Arenas de Cabrales, one of the primary objectives of the Battle of El Mazuco in 1937. Nowadays Arenas' economy seems to be primarily based on tourism, although unlike many tourist centres it retains its authentic style – and hospitality.

Parishes[edit]

Cabrales municipality is divided into 9 parishes:

Panoramic view of Sotres town, municipality of Cabrales.