Laviana

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Laviana

Llaviana
Peñamayor Mountain, at Llaviana.
Peñamayor Mountain, at Llaviana.
Flag of Laviana
Flag
Coat of arms of Laviana
Coat of arms
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Laviana is located in Spain
Laviana
Laviana
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°14′8.74″N 5°33′22.5″W / 43.2357611°N 5.556250°W / 43.2357611; -5.556250Coordinates: 43°14′8.74″N 5°33′22.5″W / 43.2357611°N 5.556250°W / 43.2357611; -5.556250
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaNalón
CapitalPola de Laviana
Government
 • AlcaldeAdrián Barbón Rodríguez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total130.99 km2 (50.58 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,560 m (5,120 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total13,087
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s)lavianés
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33970, 33979, 33980
Official language(s)Bable, Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Laviana (Asturian: Llaviana) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, located in Spain. It is bordered on the north by Bimenes and Nava, on the south by Aller, on the east by Piloña and Sobrescobio, and on the west by San Martín del Rey Aurelio and Mieres.

Situated in the basin of the Rio Nalon, it is a terminal for the FC de Langreo railway, now subsumed by FEVE, which connects it to the port of Gijón.

Economy[edit]

Mining, agriculture and stock-rearing have been the principal industries since the early 20th century.

History[edit]

Almost everywhere in Asturia you find Prehistorian Signs, also in the region Laviana. Some Hill Forts and Dolmen made in the Bronze Age and in the Iron Age are still visitable (Castro de El Cercu, El Prau in Castiello and La Corona in Boroñes).
Also the Romans built some Bridges along the Rio Nalon Street which are used today.

The name Flaviana was written down first time, in 1115 when the area was bordered to the Monastery "San Vicente de Oviedo".
During the Peninsular War and the Carlism revolution, Laviana was the area for some famous battles.

Coat of arms[edit]

  • Top left: Coat of Arms from family León > León
  • Middle left: Coat of Arms from family León > France
  • Bottom left: Coat of Arms from family Quirós
  • Top right: Coat of Arms from family León > Holy Roman Empire (Austria)
  • Middle right: Coat of Arms from family León > Castile
  • Bottom right: Coat of Arms from family Alvarez de las Asturias
  • The middle: the Victorycross

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Laviana
Year19911996200120042007
Population1520415105145311437314312

Politics[edit]

The current mayor of Llaviana is Julio García Rodríguez (FSA-PSOE), in office since 20/10/2017.

Local elections
Party/List 1979 1983 1987[2] 1991[2] 1995[2] 1999[2] 2003[2] 2007[2] 2011[3] 2015[4]
FSA-PSOE 8 10 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8
PCE / IU-BA / IU-The Greens 5 4 5 6 6 3 4 3 3 4
Somos 2
CD / AP / PP 3 1 2 4 4 4 5 3 2
FAC 3 1
PAS / URAS-PAS 0 1 0 1 0
URAS / URAS-PAS 1 1
UCD / CDS 4 1 1
GIL 3 1
Total 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17

Points of interest[edit]

Ojo de buey in Peña Mea, Llaviana (Asturies)
  • Iglesia (Church) de San Nicolás (from the 12th century)
  • Iglesia de Nuestra Señor de Otero
  • La Casona de los Menéndez (cheese production)
  • also take a look into the website Monumentos

Fiesta and feria[edit]

Almost every month, there are some special events in the region, the important dates you find on the website ´´Fiestas´´

Parroquias (parishes)[edit]

Parroquia Population (2014) Males Females
Carrio 123 54 69
El Condado/El Condao 596 302 294
Entralgo 245 120 125
Lorio 682 313 369
Pola de Laviana 9151 4372 4779
Tiraña 1804 888 916
Tolivia 187 91 96
Villoria 1003 478 525

Famous people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dirección General de Política Interior
  3. ^ Elecciones Locales 2011
  4. ^ Elecciones Locales 2015

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