Yernes y Tameza

Yernes y Tameza is a comune ( concejo ) in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. The main town and seat of the municipality is Villabre. The 168 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013) living in seven villages in an area of ​​31.63 km ².

Coat of arms

  • Above the Victory Cross with Two Angels ( cruz de los angeles angels = cross), refers to the coat of arms of the Archbishop of Oviedo
  • Below are fighting a yellow and a white bull, which goes back to a legend.


The region was formed in the Devonian and Carboniferous. The substrate consists mainly of shale and limestone.


The community Yernes y Tameza is surrounded by


From the time of the Roman occupation, mid 4th century, produced several hundred coins that were found in the early 19th century. Other coins from this period should exist but have not yet been confirmed by archaeologists.

The first written documents date from a deed of gift of 857, seen from the that King Ordoño I. the Archdiocese of Oviedo is the area around Yernes together with the place. 1174 gave King Ferdinand II from all rights to the archbishopric, which the church has been completely subordinated to the ecclesiastical law. Only in the year 1579 by a bull of Pope Gregory XIII. the community of the Spanish crown returned.

1581 bought the then 130 inhabitants to the King off the area and began immediately with the formation of a council. 1584 finally the place Villabre was founded and since that time serves as the seat of the municipal administration.






  • Population figures, see INE and INE Archive
  • Coordinates and altitude information see Google Earth
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