Grandas de Salime
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|Grandas de Salime|
|• Alcalde||Eustaquio Revilla Villegas (PSOE)|
|• Total||112.55 km2 (43.46 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,204 m (3,950 ft)|
|• Density||9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||33730 to 33739|
|Official language(s)||Spanish, Eonavian|
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.
- Manuel Abad y Queipo, religious figure and minister of the 18th century.
- Pepe el Ferreiro, founder of the Ethnographic Museum of Grandas de Salime.
- Ayuntamiento de Grandas de Salime (in Spanish)
- Etapa del Camino de Santiago (in Spanish)
- Federación Asturiana de Concejos (in Spanish)
- Guia del Occidente. Grandas de Salime (in Spanish)
- Estado del Embalse de Salime (in Spanish)
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