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Map of Asturias

On Asturias...

The Principality of Asturias was a single province created by John I of Leon and Castile in 1388. Its capital is Oviedo. It is secluded on its three sides by high mountain ranges that confined the province. These natural boundary lines are; Picos de Europa on the east considered as one of the outstanding natural preserves, Cantabrian mountains on the south and Sierras de Rañadoiro, on the west, and de Meira, which runs northeast to southwest. Asturias has also been known for its green landscapes, beaches and fishing villages. Most of Asturias is pastoral and cow is the chief domestic animal in the location. However, the mining industry appeals more to the labor force than farming. The province is also recognized as the home of ancient rites and beliefs considering its popular customs as the most interesting of Spain.

On Gijon...

Gijon is a historic city or in Spanish "Ciudad historica" which is considered today as one of the most important sea-ports and home for active cultural living. Its slogan is rooted from tradition stating; "Gijon is the city where no one feels that he is a stranger." The city had been an important target for the Roman legions. Eventually it was founded by the Romans after several wars with the Saracens. Gijon had develop through time especially in its industrial aspect. Migration was then encouraged in the city which brought expansion to its various subdivision settlements. At present much recognized is given to Gijon for its continously modernizing look reflected through its subdivisions, parks, housing facilities for urban dwellers and even its labor population.

City of Gijon
Map of Gijon City