Grandas de Salime

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Grandas de Salime
Coat of arms of Grandas de Salime
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Grandas de Salime is located in Spain
Grandas de Salime
Grandas de Salime
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°13′N 6°52′W / 43.217°N 6.867°W / 43.217; -6.867
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Eo-Navia
Judicial district Castropol
Capital Grandas
 • Alcalde Eustaquio Revilla Villegas (PSOE)
 • Total 112.55 km2 (43.46 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,204 m (3,950 ft)
 • Total 1,101
 • Density 9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym(s) grandaleses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33730 to 33739
Official language(s) Spanish, Eonavian
Website Official website

Grandas de Salime is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is famous for its hydroelectric dam across the Navia River, forming the Embalse de Salime (reservoir of Salime). It is also famous for being a stop along the Camino Primitivo path of the Camino de Santiago, where it is the last stretch of Asturian land before the entrance into Galicia through the Acebo Pass.

The municipality is situated in the interior of the eastern region of Asturias, bordered on the south by the Galician province of Lugo, on the north by the Asturian municipalities of Santa Eulalia de Oscos, San Martín de Oscos, Pesoz and Allande. The village has an ethnographic museum which occupies the former governing house of Grandas. Geologically, the region is dominated by deposits of shale and quartzite.

The hydroelectric dam turned 50 years old in 2004. Its inside is adorned with a large mural by the architect of the dam, Joaquin Vaquero Palacios.


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