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the Regions of Spain Our Spain

Asturias (Asturias) is the historical pride of the whole of Spain with its beautiful, untouched nature druzhelyubnyy local population makes this region unique and attractive for tourists.

Asturias still preserves its ancient title of the Principality (Principado de Asturias). This is nebulisations, mountainous region located in Northern Spain, near the coast of the Bay of Biscay. Asturias is bordered by Cantabria Galicia and Castile Leon. Key features of the geography of Asturias is its steep coastline with sharp coastal cliffs and mountainous landscapes. The climate of Asturias, as in the rest of North-Western Spain, much otlichaetsya southern regions of the country. Summer is usually humid and warm, with little rain. The winters are quite mild but with frequent cold snaps. Especially cold in the mountains, where snow lies from November to may.

History

In the first century BC, after a long resistance, the lands of the ancient Asturias zavoevannye were the Romans. Asturias along with part of Galicia was made into a separate province of the Roman Empire. After the arrival of the Arabs in the VIII century on the Peninsula, in the North, in the mountains of Asturias, there is a small Visigothic Kingdom. It is within the territory of Asturias began the era of the Reconquest (Reconquista) – the liberation of Spain from Muslim enslavement.

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