Candamo

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Candamo
Candamu
Municipality
Flag of Candamo
Flag
Coat of arms of Candamo
Coat of arms
Candamo.png
Candamo is located in Spain
Candamo
Candamo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°26′48″N 6°3′29″W / 43.44667°N 6.05806°W / 43.44667; -6.05806Coordinates: 43°26′48″N 6°3′29″W / 43.44667°N 6.05806°W / 43.44667; -6.05806
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Avilés
Judicial district Pravia
Capital Grullos
Government
 • Alcalde José Antonio García Vega (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 71.97 km2 (27.79 sq mi)
Highest elevation 613 m (2,011 ft)
Population
 • Total 2,218
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Demonym(s) candamín / candamina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33828 and 33829
Website Official website

Candamo (Asturian: Candamu) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is bordered on the east by Las Regueras, on the south by Grado, on the north by Illas, Castrillón and Soto del Barco, and on the west by Pravia and Salas.

History[edit]

Around Candamo and specially on the shores of the Rio Nalon many paleolithic artifacts have been found. The first documentations about Candamo are from the 11th century and was found in an Monasterys Archive.

Coat of arms[edit]

  • Left: the coat of arms from Grado.
  • Right: a symbol for the boards, Don Pelayo used, to build a bridge over the river, to cross with his soldiers.

Parishes[edit]

Politics[edit]


PSOE PP IU-BA CDS Andere Total
1979 1 0 6 0 4 11
1983 1 2 8 - 0 11
1987 - - 3 2 6 11
1991 9 0 2 0 0 11
1995 7 3 1 - 0 11
1999 9 1 1 - 0 11
2003 8 2 1 - 0 11
2007 8 2 1 - 0 11

Demography[edit]

by: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de España - grafic for Wikipedia

Points of interest[edit]

  • El palacio de Valdés Bazán, from 17th century
  • La casa de la Torre,
  • El palacio de Cañedo
  • El palacio de los Casares in San Tirso

See also[edit]

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