Geography of asturias

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Geography of asturias

  1. 1. Asturian Relief It is divided in a big basin, in the centre and a mountainous part in the south.
  2. 2. Vegetation  Asturias is located in what is called “Green Spain”  Main types of vegetation: oak, beech and yew in the centre and oaks, chestnut in the south.
  3. 3. VegetationChestnuts Oaks
  4. 4. Lakes and Rivers Rivers in Asturias are very short and flowing. They end in the Cantabric sea. Main Rivers: Sella, Nalon and Navia Main lakes: Enol, and Covadonga Lakes are small.
  5. 5. Mountains They’re not higher than 3000 metres, and they’re mainly located in the south. Main mountains: Torrecerredo (2648 m) and Naranjo de Bulnes (2519 m).
  6. 6. Mountains
  7. 7. Covadonga Lakes They’re a group of three lakes located in the region of Cangas de Onís. The lakes are called Enol, Ercina and Bricial. This last one only has water during the meltdown.
  8. 8. Covadonga LakesErcina Bricial Enol
  9. 9. Picos de Europa It’s a montanious area in the south of Asturias. It’s divided in three parts: Cornión (in the occident), Urrieles (in the centre) and Ándara (in the oriental part). The most important peaks are Torre Cerredo and Naranjo de Bulnes.
  10. 10. Picos de Europa Naranjo de Bulnes
  11. 11. Ruta del Cares It’s a pedestrian route of 12 km in the Picos de Europa. It’s one of the most famous routes of Asturias.
  12. 12. Ruta del Cares
  13. 13. •Human Geography. Activities. sector Economy : 6%(active population ) primary 30% secondary sector 65% tertiary sector • Main activities:- Mining- Steel industry- Fishing- Agriculture- Tourism-
  14. 14. • MININGThis region has given a lot of coal to Spain for more than two centuries.
  15. 15. • • STEEL INDUSTRYThe economy has been based in steel industry, over recent decades, as coal is abundant here.•
  16. 16. • AGRICULTURE AND FISHING
  17. 17. • TOURISMIn recent years tourism has gained considerable importance in the economic structure of our region

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