Valdés, Asturias

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Valdés
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Valdés is located in Spain
Valdés
Valdés
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°32′38″N 6°32′9″W / 43.54389°N 6.53583°W / 43.54389; -6.53583Coordinates: 43°32′38″N 6°32′9″W / 43.54389°N 6.53583°W / 43.54389; -6.53583
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaEo-Navia
Judicial districtValdés
CapitalLuarca
Government
 • AlcaldeSimón Guardado Pérez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total353.52 km2 (136.49 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,010 m (3,310 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total11,734
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Demonym(s)valdesano/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33700
WebsiteOfficial website

Valdés is a Spanish municipality in the province of Asturias. Its capital is Luarca. It borders the Bay of Biscay on the north, the municipalities of Navia and Villayón on the west, Tineo on the south, Salas on the southeast, and Cudillero on the east. The rivers Esva, Negro and Barayo flow through the area. The national road N-634 is the main road serving the municipality.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
199116,969—    
199616,073−5.3%
200114,789−8.0%
200414,395−2.7%
200713,838−3.9%

The surname " Valdés", widespread throughout Spain and Hispanic America, is believed to have ultimately originated from the town of Valdés.

Politics[edit]

PSOE PP CDS URAS Others Total
1979 2 1 11 - 7 21
1983 9 12 - - 0 21
1987 9 6 1 - 1 17
1991 10 7 0 - 0 17
1995 9 8 - - 0 17
1999 8 8 - 1 0 17
2003 7 5 - 5 0 17
2007 11 6 - 0 0 17

Parishes[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

External links[edit]

Vaqueira wedding in Aristébano.
  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.