Llanera, Asturias

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Llanera is a Spanish municipality ( concejo in Asturias, corresponds to the municipio in the rest of Spain) in the autonomous region of Asturias. It is bordered to the north by Gijón and Corvera, to the south by Oviedo, on the east by Gijón and Siero and to the west by Illas and Las Regueras. The capital Posada de Llanera is located 11 km from Oviedo, 20 km from Aviles and 22 km from Gijón.

  • 2.1 Until the Middle Ages
  • 2.2 Since the Middle Ages
  • 2.3 The Coat of Arms


The community has with its 14,138 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013) covers an area of ​​106.69 km ². The largest peak is the Pico Gorfolí with 317 m.


Limestone and other metamorphic sedimentary rocks are the dominant rock formations.


Llanera is bounded on the south by the Río Nora. The rivers Arlós Rio, Rio and Rio Frade Aboño flow with several smaller river by the municipality; the Rio Alvares arises in the community.

Transport links

  • Nearest international airport: Asturias Airport in the community Castrillon.
  • Stops the feve or ALSA in any place.
  • Railway connection to the network of Renfe in Lugo de Llanera, Villabona and Ferroñes.


Until the Middle Ages

The settlement in the region dates back to the Paleolithic period, numerous hill forts and dolmens in the villages of La Corona, Peña Menéndez, El Canto San Pedro, El Cuetu and Pico Cogolla still bear witness to it. The Romans had built here a major road that ran along the Río Nora. There are still bridges, and fragments of the road, which are used to today. The fort Lucus Asturum which they built until well after the Reconquista was an important defensive bastion in the valley of the Río Nora.

Since the Middle Ages

In church documents is the construction of monasteries " San Pelayo ", " Santa María de la Vega " and " San Vicente " under the reign of Alfonso III. and Ordoño II demonstrated. The village belonged to the Archbishopric of Oviedo. In the 16th century, under the reign of Philip II, the boundaries of the municipality were first set down in writing and explain the community for its own. The administrative headquarters moved out of Las Regueras to Pola de Llanes. Until the 19th century the Concejo by regional families ( Valdes ) is governed. During the Spanish War of Independence in Villabona a POW camp was set up. At this point today is the prison of the community.

The coat of arms

  • In the upper part of the cross is to see angels
  • Bottom left: the old tower above the Río Nora in San Cucufate
  • Bottom right: the arms of the Valdés family




The municipality of Llanera is divided into 11 parroquias:

  • Ables
  • Arlós
  • Bonuses Elles
  • Cayes
  • Ferroñes
  • Lugo de Llanera
  • Pruvia
  • Rondiella
  • San Cucufate de Llanera
  • Santa Cruz de Llanera
  • Villardeveyo


Major industries in Silvota and Asipo ( Poligonos Industriales ) are the major employers in the community. Agriculture now only plays a minor role.

Data from the Statistical Office of Economic Development in Asturias, as of 2009 (PDF; 109 kB ) Sadei


  • Lucus Asturum, the Roman fort; now a museum, the Archaeological Museum of Asturias is set up there.
  • Parish Church of San Miguel de Villardeveyo from the 15th century.
  • Church of Santiago de Arlo ( Bien de Interès Cultural )
  • Torre Valdés, the tower above the river; it is also found in the coat of arms of the families Valdes and Bernaldo de Quirós and in the arms of Castile and León.
  • Palacio de Villanueva, a baroque palace from the 17th century
  • Palacio de Villabona, a baroque palace from the 17th century
  • Chapel of Santa Bárbara


  • Population figures, see INE
  • Zip see
  • Coordinates and heights and distances see Google Earth