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Lena (Spain)

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Parish Lena
Rathaus der Gemeinde

Town hall of the municipality
Coat of arms Map of Spain
Wappen von Lena
Lena (Spanien) (Spanien)
(43° 9′ 28,29″ N, 5° 49′ 44,57″W)
Basic data
Autonomous Community: AsturiasAsturien Asturias
Comarca: Caudal
Coordinates 43° 9′ N, 5° 50′ WCoordinates 43° 9′ N, 5° 50′ W
Height: 317 msnm
Area: 315.51 km²
Residents: 10.890 [1 Jan. 2019][1]
Population Density: 34.52 inhabitants/km²
Zip code: 33620–33639
Municipal Number (INE): 33033
Next airport: Asturias Airport 77.5 km
Administration
Mayor: Ramón Argüelles Cordero[2] [IU)
Local government address: C/ Vital Aza 20, 33630 POLA DE LENA, Tel: +34 985 490 410
Website: aytolena.es
Location of the municipality
L.lena Asturies map.svg

Lena is a municipality in the autonomous region of Asturias in northern Spain. It is divided into 24 parroquias. The main town of the municipality is Pola de Lena.

Location

Bordered on the north by Mieres, on the south by the province of León, on the west by Riosa and Quirós and on the east by Aller.

Geography

Rivers

Across the region and the parroquias are several important rivers that were used in the past for rafting. The most important are Huerna, Pajeres, Caudal and the Aller.

Mountain ranges

  • Peña Ubiña 2,417 m
  • El Siete 2,356 m

History

The first references date back to the reigns of Ramiro I and Ordoño I, in the 9th century. The construction of the sanctuary of Santa Cristina de Lena also dates back to this period.

In 1266, the municipality was first confirmed by Alfonso X el Sabio in a document called the Carta Puebla.

Parroquias

The municipality is divided into 24 parroquias:

  • Cabezón
  • Campomanes(Campumanes)
  • Carabanzo
  • Casorvida(Casorvía)
  • Castiello(Castieḷḷo)
  • Columbiello(Columbieḷḷo)
  • Congostinas
  • Felgueras
  • Herías(Erías)
  • Jomezana(Xomezana)
  • Las Puentes
  • Llanos (Chanos de Somerón)
  • Muñón Cimero(Muñón Cimiru)
  • Muñón Fondero(Muñón Fondiru)
  • Pajares(Payares)
  • Parana
  • Piñera
  • Pola de Lena(La Pola)
  • San Miguel del Río(Samieguel del Río)
  • Sotiello(Sotieḷḷo)
  • Telledo(Teyeo)
  • Tuiza
  • Villallana(Viḷḷayana)
  • Zureda(Zurea)

Population development

Source: INE Graphical reprocessing for Wikipedia

Economy

Lena employment figures by economic sector[3]
Employees Share in percent
TOTAL 3.341 100
Arable farming, livestock breeding and fishing 241 7,21
Industry 285 8,53
Construction industry 874 26,16
Service companies 1.941 58,10

Politics

Historical development of the distribution of seats in the municipal council of Lena
Party 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011[4] 2015[5]
PCE / IU / IU-BA / IU-Los Verdes 4 4 7 7 5 4 5 6 9 8
PSOE 6 9 5 6 7 6 7 6 4 6
CD / AP / PP 2 4 2 4 4 5 4 4 2 2
FAC 1
Bloque por Asturias-UNA 1
CACI / ASCIZ 1
UCD / CDS 5 3
PAS-UNA / PAS / URAS-PAS 1 1
URAS / URAS-PAS 1 1
CxAsturies 1
Total 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17

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Places of interest

The pre-Romanesque church of Santa Cristina de Lena

  • El mosaico de Vega de Ciego was found in 1921 during excavations of a Roman villa and is now in the Museo Arqueológico de Asturias.
  • Church of Santa Cristina de Lena from the 9th century.

Festivities and celebrations

On the first weekend in July, the “Fiesta del Cordero a la Estaca” (a kind of local festival, with traditional dances, food and music) is celebrated together with the community of Quirós.

Web links

Individual references

  1. Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero. Population statistics of the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update)
  2. Info page of the municipality(Memento of Originals of December 7, 2015 in the Internet Archive) Info:The archive linkwas inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check original and archive link according to instructions and then remove this notice.@1@2Template:Webachiv/IABot/www.aytolena.es
  3. Data from the Asturias Statistical Office for Economic Development, as of 2009 (PDF; 108 kB).
  4. Election 2011 Spanish Ministry of the Interior
  5. Election 2015 Spanish Ministry of the Interior(Memento of the Originals june 14, 2015 on the Internet Archive) Info:The archive linkwas automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check original and archive link according to instructions and then remove this notice.@1@2Template:Webachiv/IABot/elecciones.mir.es