Boal ( Asturian Bual ) is a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in northern Spain.

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In the north the parish is bounded by El Franco and Coaña, in the south of Illano, in the west of Castropol and to the east of Villayón.


In the Cova del Demo ( Cueva del Demonio en castellano ) finds were discovered from the Bronze Age, which have been dated to 1500-1100 BC. A testament to the long colonization of the region.

Dolmens and tumuli in the villages Llaviada, Penouta (2004 damaged by grave robbers ) and Los Mazos are further evidence of these early cultures.

Coins and pottery finds in Vega de Ouria assign an additional colonization and the long-range trade relations during the occupation by the Romans.

In the Middle Ages played the region between the rivers Navia Rio and Rio Eo a subordinate role. Philip II donated in 1584, the largest church in the region.

During the Napoleonic Wars, the region was first established as a municipality of Boal.



The predominantly composed of limestone and sandstone mountain ranges with the Pico de la Bobia (1201 msnm ) as the highest elevation mountains rich deposits of tungsten, which is sometimes even in open cast mines.


The municipality is situated on the middle course of the Navia. Several small streams and tributaries provide sufficient irrigation of the region.


As before, the region is characterized by the cattle industry, cattle and sheep are mainly operated here, with the associated operations such as dairy and leather production and processing. The region is known for the locally produced honey, of which the annual production of at least 20 tons.

The mining of tungsten is indeed an important source of income but employs only a few people. The middle class will be found predominantly in the construction and trade industries.

Main employers are the medium-sized production and transport companies in nearby Castropol.



The 2011 reduced to nine seats council is elected every four years, and is divided as follows:


  • Palacio de Miranda in Prelo from the 15th century
  • Palacio de BERDIN in Doiras from the 18th century
  • ( Church ) La iglesia de Santiago de Boal, built 1831-1837
  • Museo del Chao Samartín

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The municipality of Boal is divided into seven parroquias:

  • Boal ( Bual ) - 1162 inhabitants
  • Castrillón ( Castriyón ) - 250 inhabitants
  • Doiras - 178 inhabitants
  • Lebredo ( Llebredo ) - 18 inhabitants
  • La Ronda ( Ronda A ) - 87 inhabitants
  • Rozadas - 214 inhabitants
  • Serandinas ( Serandías ) - 271 inhabitants

Remember My Completed villages

  • Boal: 597 inhabitants
  • Armal: 186 inhabitants
  • Miñagón: 122 inhabitants
  • Doiras: 115 inhabitants
  • Rozadas: 91 inhabitants
  • Prelo: 81 inhabitants
  • Serandinas: 80 inhabitants
  • Los Mazos: 64 inhabitants
  • Castrillón: 61 inhabitants
  • Treve: 53 inhabitants
  • Sampol: 52 inhabitants
  • Villanueva: 50 inhabitants

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Bernardo Acevedo y Huelves - writer.
  • Carlos Bousoño - poet and literary critic.


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