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, 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.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country mostly located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
The comarcas in Spain are a grouping of municipalities that are encouraged (but not required) to work together to achieve objectives. Comarca is a Spanish word roughly equivalent to the English word county.
A comarca is a traditional region or local administrative division found in Portugal, Spain and some of their former colonies: Panama, Nicaragua, and Brazil. The term is derived from the term marca, meaning a "march, mark", plus the prefix co-, meaning "together, jointly".
Spanish or Castilian is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain. It is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, as England. Both names derive from Anglia, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. The language is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse, and to a greater extent by Latin and French.
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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Zaragoza, also called Saragossa in English, is a province of northern Spain, in the central part of the autonomous community of Aragon. Its capital is Zaragoza, which is also the capital of the autonomous community. Other towns in Zaragoza include Calatayud, Borja, La Almunia de Doña Godina, Ejea de los Caballeros and Tarazona.
Spain and its autonomous communities are divided into fifty provinces. Spain's provincial system was recognized in its 1978 constitution but its origin dates back to 1833. Ceuta, Melilla and the Plazas de soberanía are not part of any provinces.
Avilés is one of 8 comarcas, administrative divisions of Asturias, which is a province and an autonomous community in Spain.
Eo-Navia is one of eight comarca administrative divisions of Asturias, a province and an autonomous community in Spain. Within the area, Eonavian, a Galician dialect, is spoken. This administrative division should not be confused with the historical comarca of Eo-Navia or Old Common Council of Castropol.
Caudal is one of 8 comarcas administrative divisions of Asturias, an autonomous community in Spain.
Gijón is one of eight comarcas, administrative divisions of Asturias, which is a province and an autonomous community in Spain.
Nalón is one of 8 comarcas, administrative divisions of Asturias, which is a province and an autonomous community in Spain. It has 83.000 inhabitants. The Nalón valley was an important point during the 19th and 20th centuries thanks to the siderurgy and mining industry.
Narcea is one of 8 comarcas administrative divisions of Asturias, which is a province and an autonomous community in Spain.
Oriente is one of 8 comarcas administrative divisions of Asturias, which is a province and an autonomous community in Spain.
Ribera is a Spanish word that translates into "the basin of a river", and may refer to:
Torrelavega is a municipality and important industrial and commercial hub in the single province Autonomous Community of Cantabria in northern Spain.
The municipalities of Spain are the basic level of Spanish local government.
The Western Coast of Cantabria is a comarca of said Spanish autonomous community which comprises the municipalities of Val de San Vicente, San Vicente de la Barquera, Valdáliga, Comillas, Udías, Ruiloba, Alfoz de Lloredo, Santillana del Mar and Suances.
Villablino is a municipality located in the Laciana comarca, province of León, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2011 Census, the municipality had a population of 10,353 inhabitants. It has the largest commercial, economic and social center of Northwest province, and it is one of the judicial districts in the province of León.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Spain:
The region of León or Leonese region is a historic territory defined by the 1833 Spanish administrative organisation. The Leonese region encompassed the provinces of Salamanca, Zamora, and León, now part of the modern Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León. As is the case with other historical regions, and continuing with centuries of history, the inhabitants of the Leonese region are still called Leonese. Even today, according with official autonomous government, the historical territorial adjective is used in addition with the modern annexed territory, the rest of Old Castile, being "Castilians and Leonese".
The political division of the Kingdom of Spain is defined in Part VIII of the Spanish constitution of 1978, which establishes three levels of territorial organization: municipalities, provinces and autonomous communities, the first group constituting the subdivisions of the second, and the second group constituting the subdivisions of the last. The State guarantees the realization of the principle of solidarity by endeavouring to establish an economic balance between the different areas of the Spanish territory.
Ortigosa de Cameros is a village, one of 174 municipalities of the province and autonomous community of La Rioja, Spain. Its name comes from the Latin word urtica, which in Spanish is ortiga, which is ' nettle ' in English. The title “de Cameros,” is shared with other nearby villages. It is one of the municipalities of Camero Neuvo, one of the 12 comarcas or regions of La Rioja. The municipality covers an area of 35.26 square kilometres (13.61 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 282 people. Its economic activity is based mainly on livestock, forestry, timber industry and rural tourism. Its patron saint is the Virgen del Carmen, whose feast is celebrated on July 16.
Muros may refer to: