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  Asturias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asturias is bordered to the east by Cantabria, to the south by Castilla y León, to the west by Galicia, and to the north by the Cantabrian Sea.
As a result, Asturias remained loyal to the democratic republican government during the war, and was the scene of an extraordinary defence in extreme terrain, the Battle of El Mazuco.
Asturias is served by Ranon Airport (OVD), 40 kilometres from Oviedo, near the northwest coast and the industrial town of Avilés.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asturias   (2133 words)

 Kingdom of Asturias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kingdom of Asturias was the earliest Christian political entity to be established in the Iberian peninsula after the collapse of the Visigothic Kingdom.
Pelayo founded a dynasty in Asturias that survived for centuries and gradually expanded the kingdom's boundaries until all of northwest Iberia was included by roughly 775.
It was not until King Alfonso II of Asturias (791-842), that the kingdom was firmly established with Alfonso's recognition as king of Asturias by Charlemagne and the Pope.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kingdom_of_Asturias   (730 words)

 ASTURIAS by All About Spain
The Principality of Asturias is constituted of a single province, the capital is Oviedo.
Asturias is well known for its green landscapes, and just at a few kilometers from high mountain peaks there is the Cantabric coast with great beaches and colorful fishing villages.
Asturias too is the home of ancient rites and beliefs, and this region's popular customs are among the most interesting of Spain.
www.red2000.com /spain/region/r-astur.html   (270 words)

Asturias leader Yoh Ohyama was born in Tokyo in 1962.
Asturias became an official project in 1987, with album releases of Circle in the Forest (1988), Brilliant Streams (1990), and Cryptogram Illusion (1993) through King Records, one of Japan’s major labels.
Nonetheless, Acoustic Asturias was reformed in 2003 as a permanent band for recording and live performance, with Yoshihiro Kawagoe on grand piano, Misa Kitatsuji on violin, Kaori Tsutsui on clarinet, and Yoh Ohyama on nylon string guitar.
www.tripmusic.net /asturias/biography.php3   (538 words)

 Asturias Hotels
The Principality of Asturias (Asturian: Principau d'Asturies or Asturies) has over 3500 years of recorded history and is an autonomous community within the country of Spain.
After the fading of the 'Regnum Astorum' (Kingdom of Asturias), this historic land survived as a marginal territory in the north of Spain, although it provided the Spanish court with high-ranking aristocrats and played an important role in the colonisation of the Americas.
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, a polimath and prominent reformer and politician of the late 18th century, was born in the seaside town of Gijón (Xixón in the Asturian language).
www.sleepinspain.com /asturias/asturias.asp   (665 words)

Asturias became a bastion of Christian culture in the period of splendor that ensued, characterized by a pre-Romanesque architectural style that featured elaborate decorative elements and can still be seen in the churches of Santa María del Naranco, San Salvador de Valdediós, and San Julián de los Prados, all declared Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO.
Asturias is fortunate to have top quality products from the valleys and from the sea, and the region has long been known for its culinary arts.
The climate of Asturias is that of the Spanish Atlantic, characterized by moderate temperatures (except in the high mountains) and by plentiful rainfall throughout the year.
www.okspain.org /comunidades/Asturias.asp   (377 words)

 Asturias travel guide - Wikitravel
Principality of Asturias (Principado de Asturias) is a region in the north of Spain.
In Asturias it is protected under the Autonomous Status legislation, and it is an optional language at schools.
This is certainly the most well-known Spanish blue cheese due to the manner in which goat farmers jealously guard its origin and authenticity; and one of the great blue cheeses of the world.
wikitravel.org /en/Asturias   (443 words)

 Spain - Asturias Tourist Information - Totally Spain
The geography of Asturias appears to be a geological explosion towards the sky.
Southern Asturias is separated from Castilla y Leon by the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain barrier.
Eastern Asturias is known for its proximity to the sea and the mountains.
www.totallyspain.com /spain_travel_information.asp?id=4   (1359 words)

 Miguel Ángel Asturias
Asturias spent much of his life in exile because of his public opposition to dictatorial rule.
Miguel Angel Asturias was born in Guatemala City as the son of Ernesto Asturias, a lawyer, and María Rosales, a schoolteacher.
Asturias used in it his knowledge of pre-Columbian literature and told the story in a form of a myth.
kirjasto.sci.fi /asturias.htm   (1420 words)

 Metroactive Books | Miguel Angel Asturias
Asturias is more likely to be ranked, unofficially, alongside neglected laureates like Halldór Laxness of Iceland or the Swede Pär Lagerkvist, fine craftsmen from small countries who wrote minor masterpieces for insular audiences.
Asturias' venomous diatribes against gringo tycoons who destroy the rain forest and force its Maya inhabitants to work on vast banana plantations ruled by the Mighty Dollar were dipped in spleen rather than an inkwell.
It also rankled Asturias that his works were ignored by his own countrymen, who drove him into exile, as they have done to all Guatemalans who take a stand against political oppression and social injustice.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/08.14.97/cover/lit2-9733.html   (1228 words)

 Infoasturias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Among the many artistic treasures to be found in the Principality of Asturias, there is one, which is capable of surprising and delighting the...
Asturias is a land of mountains, green fields, luxuriant forests, beautiful rivers, rough romantic seas, rugged cliffs and excellent fertile meadows.
Asturias is an eclectic territory where many cultures have left their mark: Celts, Romans, etc.
www.infoasturias.com   (123 words)

 Asturias - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The name Asturias is derived from an Iberian people that lived there before the Roman conquest (2d cent.
From Asturias came the Christian reconquest of Spain, as the successors of King Alfonso I extended their control over Asturias, Galicia, León, and parts of Castile, Navarre, and Vizcaya.
the capital was moved from Oviedo to León, and the kingdom of Asturias became the kingdom of Asturias and León, which three centuries later was united with the kingdom of Castile.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:AstursSp/Asturias.html?refid=ip_hf   (311 words)

The Asturian Energy Foundation is the new Regional Energy Agency of the Principado of Asturias (Spain), which adopts the legal figure of Foundation and it’s an entity without lucrative interest, with private nature and with its own legal personality and full capacity to work.
FAEN general aim and goal is to promote and develop activities related to research, technical development and training with interest for the energetic industry of Asturias, extending those acts to electricity, gas, renewable energies, oil and other energy sectors, energetic and financial markets, and also with other connected sectors, as deliverers and/or consumers.
For this reason the Energy Planning of the Principado of Asturias (PLENPA) 2001-2010, has in mind the description of the energy situation of each sector within the region and also the establishment of demand previsions to be reference points for future actions on energy policy.
www.fedarene.org /mmbrdtls/asturias_Faen.htm   (856 words)

 Miguel Angel Asturias - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Miguel Angel Asturias (1899-1974) was born in Guatemala and spent his childhood and adolescence in his native country.
Because of its political implications Asturias was unable to bring the book with him when, in 1933, he returned to Guatemala, which at the time was ruled by the dictator Jorge Ubico.
In late 1947, Asturias went to Argentina as cultural attaché to the Guatemalan Embassy and, two years later, obtained a ministerial post.
nobelprize.org /literature/laureates/1967/asturias-bio.html   (661 words)

 Used Book Central Search / author: miguel angel asturias
Asturias, Miguel Angel; Rabassa, Gregory (translator): Very Good Delacorte Press New York 1968 F First American Edition H Hard Cover Small nick to top edge of jacket upper cover; slight creases, rubbing and browning to jacket (chiefly at edges); slight internal browning to edges.
Asturias, Miguel Angel; Partridge, Frances (translator): Very Good Atheneum New York 1964 F First American Edition H Hard Cover Slight rubbing and browning, minor nicks to jacket; browning to front endpapers; slight internal browning to edges.
Asturias, Miguel Angel: Delacorte Press X-library with normal flaws........The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear..The jacket has some fade to the spine......The book may have minor flaws that may have gone unnoticed.....
www.usedbookcentral.com /texis/ubc/searchbooks,author,miguel+angel+asturias.html   (926 words)

 AllRefer.com - Asturias, Spain & Portugal (Spanish And Portuguese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
From Asturias came the Christian reconquest of Spain, as the successors of King Alfonso I extended their control over Asturias, Galicia, LeOn, and parts of Castile, Navarre, and Vizcaya.
the capital was moved from Oviedo to LeOn, and the kingdom of Asturias became the kingdom of Asturias and LeOn, which three centuries later was united with the kingdom of Castile.
The Asturians are noted for their stubborn courage and independence : traits shown in the warfare against Napoleon, in various uprisings against the Spanish government, in the civil war of 1936–39, and in the general strike of 1962.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/AstursSp.html   (414 words)

 Asturias and the Picos de Europa
Asturias boasts the last population of brown bears in Western Europe.
There are about 60 in total, and although there are some in the Picos / Ponga area, most are around the Somiedo area where there is a small museum with information about the brown bears.
Griffon vultures are on the increase and are easy to see, there are about 50 pairs in the Picos, 30 in Ponga, and 15 in the Sueve range.
www.asturiaspicosdeeuropa.com /english/fauna.html   (479 words)

 Rollins in Asturias
The city of Oviedo is situated in central Asturias at the foot of the Naranco sierra.
Oviedo is the capital of the Principality of Asturias, one of the 17 self-governing communities constitutionally forming the Kingdom of Spain, and the political, administrative, cultural and commercial center of the region.
Asturias is situated in the far northwest of the Iberian Peninsula.
www.rollins.edu /int-programs/asturias.html   (1208 words)

Miguel Ángel Asturias - Asturias, Miguel Ángel, 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist, poet, and diplomat.
Alfonso I, Spanish king of Asturias - Alfonso I (Alfonso the Catholic), 693?–757, Spanish king of Asturias (739–57).
Carlos, prince of the Asturias - Carlos, 1545–68, prince of the Asturias, son of Philip II of Spain and Maria of Portugal.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0805142.html   (412 words)

 Principe de Asturias
The aircraft carrier Príncipe de Asturias (R-11) is the flagship of the Spanish Navy and the core of the Combat Group.
In the design of Prince de Asturias special importance was given to its habitable space.
The result is the sanitary existence of the numerous premises of subsistence, spaces and general common use spaces, that widely cover the necessities with lodging and services of the 572 components of the ship.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/europe/principe-de-asturias.htm   (755 words)

 Naval Technology - Principe de Asturias - Aircraft Carrier
The Principe de Asturias aircraft carrier has been in service with the Spanish Navy since 1988.
The main propulsion system provides a maximum speed of 25 knots and the range at an economical speed of 20 knots is 6,500 miles.
The Principe de Asturias with the Chakri Naruebet helicopter carrier of the Royal Thai Navy, also built by Navantia.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/asturias/index.html   (788 words)

 Amazon.ca: The President: Books: Miguel Angel Asturias,Frances Partridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Asturias has achieved in a splendid manner a grotesque and almost asphyxiating conception of the total state.
Nobel Prize winner Asturias tells us the story of the fear that people suffer during the times of a despotic dictatorship.
This is a painfully hard book to read, because Asturia's use of language and imagery are purposely confusing to amphasize the horrors and the nightmares.
www.amazon.ca /President-Miguel-Angel-Asturias/dp/0881339512   (885 words)

Desde Jóvenes Por la Ecología de Asturias queremos contribuir al respeto y conservación de nuestros bosques organizando, entre otras actividades, un concurso de dibujo destinado a alumnos y alumnas de primaria que cursen estudios en los colegios ubicados en el Concejo de Oviedo.
Jóvenes Por la Ecología de Asturias hizo público un comunicado de prensa con su propuesta para la Plaza de Toros de Oviedo de la cual queremos suprimir su uso para la tauromaquia y convertirla en una infraestrucutra de uso social además de ampliar el parque anexo.
Asturias es una de las Comunidades Autónomas afectadas sin embargo parece que las ayudas aquí no han llegado en proporción al problema sufrido.
www.jpe-asturias.org   (2825 words)

 Turismo rural Asturias - Casas rurales Asturias - l_R
Turismo rural Asturias - Casas rurales Asturias - l_R
Portal buscador de Alojamientos rurales (casas rurales, apartamentos, hoteles rurales, albergues, campings, etc.) situados en Asturias.
Más de 850 alojamientos dedicados al turismo rural en Asturias - Guía de turismo rural con rutas de montaña, turismo activo y areas de recreco.
www.linearural.com   (58 words)

 Asturias y los Picos de Europa
He has an in depth knowledge of Spain and Asturias, the people, their traditions and in particular farming and the countryside.
These holidays are for those people, who enjoy walking, but also appreciate the comforts of a good hotel and excellent food, and don't necessary want to organise the walks themselves.
On average we will be walking between 6 and 7 hours a day, and although most ascents will be around 500 meters, on some walks it may be up to 1000 meters.
www.asturiaspicosdeeuropa.com /spanish/walking.html   (644 words)

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