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Cangas de Onis

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Cangas de Onís is a municipality in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. The capital of the municipality is also Cangas de Onís.More than seventy square kilometres of the concejo form part of the Parque nacional de los Picos de Europa. Within the park is the village of Covadonga, where the battle of Covadonga, the first major victory by a Christian military force in Iberia after the Islamic conquest, marks the starting-point of the Reconquista.Until 774, Cangas de Onís was the capital of the Kingdom of Asturias. It was the site of the first church constructed in post-conquest Iberia, Santa Cruz de Cangas de Onís, built on an ancient dolmen.VegetationGiven its varied height it has many types of plants, including many mountain shrubs, heather; oak, have and ash trees, rounded by grassland and copes.EconomyThe main economic activities of this region are agriculture and cattle rearing along with rural tourism. The nearby Covadonga Sanctuary and its surrounding lakes are one of the main tourist destinations in Asturias.ParishesCangas de Onís is divided in eleven parishes: Abamia Cangas de Onís Con Covadonga Grazanes Labra Margolles La Riera Triongo Villanueva Zardón The capital of the municipality is the parish of Cangas de Onís. It is 27.22km2 in size with a population of 4,326 (INE 2005). The postal code is 33550 and is divided in several villages:
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