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Castropol seen from the east across the Eo river estuary c.1975
|• Alcalde||José Ángel Pérez García (PSOE)|
|• Total||125.77 km2 (48.56 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,197 m (3,927 ft)|
|• Density||31/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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Castropol is a municipality in Asturias, Spain. It is also the name of a parish within the municipality and a town within the parish.
The municipality of Castropol has a population of 3696 (INE, 2014). It is bounded on the north by the Cantabrian Sea and on the west by a coastal inlet, or ria, which separates it from the municipality of Ribadeo in Galicia. To the west it is bordered by Tapia de Casariego, by El Franco, Boal and other Asturian municipalities, and to the south by Vegadeo and Villanueva de Oscos.
Castropol is one of the municipalities in which Eonaviego, a Galician-Asturian dialect, is spoken.
Examples of notable architecture are the 'Capilla del Campo' (15th century), the 'Palacio de Valledor' and 'Palacio de Marqueses de Santa Cruz de Marcenado' (16th-18th centuries, the 'Casa de las Cuatro Torres' (18th century), and the 'Parque de Vicente Loriente' and 'Casino/Casa de Cultura' (early 20th century).
It has nine parishes (administrative divisions):
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