Comarcas of Asturias

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Comarcas of Asturias.

Asturias, an autonomous community in Spain, is divided into eight comarcas. These comarcas are not an administrative division of the autonomous community, and are only used as a system to homogenize the statistical data made by the Principality of Asturias.

Asturias Autonomous community and province of Spain

Asturias, officially the Principality of Asturias, is an autonomous community in north-west Spain. It is coextensive with the province of Asturias, and contains some of the territory that was part of the larger Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages. Divided into eight comarcas (counties), the autonomous community of Asturias is bordered by Cantabria to the east, by Castile and León to the south, by Galicia to the west, and by the Bay of Biscay to the north.

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List of comarcas of Asturias

The comarcas of Asturias are listed here, each with its Spanish-language name first, followed by its Asturian-language name if that differs:

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