Nora River

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Roman bridge over the Nora River

Nora River is a waterway in the north of Spain, a tributary of the Nalón River that flows through Asturias. It is one of the longest tributaries of Asturias.

Beginning in Valvidares, Sariego, it continues through the concejos of Siero and Noreña. In its final kilometers, it serves as a natural border between Oviedo and Llanera first, and between Oviedo and Las Regueras later. It is located between Priañes (Oviedo), Santa María de Grado (Grado) and Tahoces (Las Regueras). Near its outlet, the landscape is beautiful. The dam of the Priañes reservoir and the hydroelectric power station of the same name are owned by HC Energía. Sofoxo is a cave on the river's right bank; it was discovered by Count de la Vega del Sella.[1] The Roman bridge, Puente del Romanon, spans the river at Pola de Siero, east of Oviedo.[2]


  1. ^ MacCurdy 1926, p. 414.
  2. ^ Anderson 1991, p. 136, 144.


  • Anderson, James Maxwell (1991). Spain, 1001 Sights: An Archaeological and Historical Guide. University of Calgary Press. ISBN 978-0-919813-93-9.
  • MacCurdy, George Grant (1926). Human Origins: The new stone age and the ages of bronze and iron. D. Appleton.

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Coordinates: 43°25′08″N 5°53′31″W / 43.41879°N 5.89186°W / 43.41879; -5.89186