1.-Where is Asturias placed?It´s a region placed in the North of Spain.
2.-What is its extension?It occupies a space of 10.603,57 km ².
3.-How many inhabitants does it have?1.077.360 people live in Asturias .
4.-Which are its borders?In the West Galicia, in the North theCantabrian sea, in the East Cantabria and inthe South Castilla and León.
5.-Why does it receive the name of principality?It receives the name of Principality for historicalreasons, as the inheritor of the Crown of Spainholds the title of prince of Asturias.
6.-Where are the headquarters of its Government?In Oviedo, which is the capital of the Principality.
7.-Which is the most populated city?Gijon, with 277 733 inhabitants in 2012.
8.-Where are the biggest locations concentred?The main locations are concentred in the centralzone, from the coast to the interior, followingthe mining valleys. The most populated city isGijon, followed by the capital, Oviedo with225.391 inhabitants and Avilés, that has 83.617inhabitants
9.-Where does the name of Asturias come from?From its former settlers, the natives of Asturias,primitive inhabitants of the shores of the riverAstura (Esla).
10.-Which is it´s territorial organization?Asturias is divided in 78 councils.The minor entityof the council is the parish, which does notnecessarily have to do with the ecclesiasticparish. Inside every parish there can bedifferent neighborhoods and villages.
11.-What architectures are typical in Asturias?Stands at as an autochthonous pre-romanesqueimportant architecture. The Romanesque art isalso very present, a little baroque, and butbarely any Gothic.
12.-What monuments are declared heritage of thehumanity by the UNESCO?The Holy Chamber of the Cathedral of Oviedo andSan Juliáns Basilica of the Meadows, Lillos SanMiguel, Santa Maria of the Naranco, HolyCristina de Lena and finally a public fountainin Foncaladas street
13.-Who are the most famous Asturian painters?Juan Carreño of Miranda (1614-1685) Darío deRegoyos (1857-1913) Luis Bayón (1894-1945)Mariano Moré (1899-1974) Evaristo Valle (1878-1951) Nicanor Piñole…
14.-Which are the most famous writers?Antón de Marirreguera (17th century) GasparMelchor de Jovellanos (1744-1811) Ramon deCampoamor (1817-1901) Leopoldo Alas Clarín(1851-1901) Armando Palacio Valdés (1853-1938)Ramon Perez de Ayala (1880-1962) AlfonsoCamín (1890-1982) Alejandro Casona (1903-1965) Corín Tellado (1927-2009) GonzaloSuárez (1934) …
15.-Which is the typical instrument of this region?The Asturian bagpipe.
16.-Which is the regional typical dance?The “danza prima”.
17.-Which are its typical local dishes?Fabada and rice pudding