Aller, Asturias

Aller, Asturias

Aller (Asturian: Ayer) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is bordered on the north by Mieres, on the south by the province of León, on the east by Laviana, Caso, and Sobrescobio, and on the west by Lena.

Geography

The municipality is crossed by the Aller River, which flows into the Caudal. Near the confluence, the Aller forms a deep valley between steep hillsides covered with forest. The municipality, along with those of Lena and Mieres, forms the coal-rich basin of the Caudal. The principal economic activity has been coal mining, especially in the lower part of the valley, while agriculture and ranching are also important. The towers of coal mines and the buildings of the mining communities dominate the landscape.

Upriver is the municipal capital, Cabañaquinta, in the direction of which the landscape gradually transforms into a high mountain valley, which culminates in the San Isidro Pass (1,520 m), which lies along the border with the province of León. The beauty of the area and the ski area located nearby has led to a great increase in tourism in recent years, distinguishing the locality of Felechosa, 13 km from the peak.

Among the natural beauties of the region are the ravines of the Pino and Aller rivers, huge gorges carved into the foot of the mountains. The municipality also offers a wide variety of routes that follow the paths of the traditional herdsmen from the villages at the foot of the mountains up the slopes. Famous peaks include the Torres (2,100 m), the Toneo, Peña Redonda, the Retriñón, and Peña Mea.

History

The Coat of Arms

  • Top left: remembers to the Castles Soto, Pelúgano und El Pino
  • Top right: Coat of Arms by family Quirós
  • Bottom left: Coat of Arms by family Solís
  • Bottom right: Coat of Arms by families Castañón and Nembra
  • Middle: the Victorycross

:
NENBRAROS EIS DE MI A PESAR DE VOS
Nenbraros is mine, despite you
(Means the familiy of Nenbra)

Population

Population of Aller (1877-2007)
Evolución 1900-2007 Year Population Year Population
1877 9.646 1960 28.689
1887 11.973 1970 22.812
1897 11.809 1981 19.610
1900 13.159 1991 17.538
1910 15.960 2001 15.100
1920 19.450 2005 13.702
1930 24.658 2006 13.421
1940 23.600 2007 13.193
1950 25.511

Parishes

Holidays

The most important holiday of the municipality is the Humanitarios de San Martín de Moreda, in which pilgrims wear the traditional Asturian clothing of San Antonio de Piñeras, on the last Sunday in August and the Pilgrimage of Miralles in Soto on September 8.

There are also several livestock festivals in Cabañaquinta, including one in March the Friday before Saint Joseph's Day, one in honor of the rosary the first Friday in October, and one in honor of Saint Andrew the third Friday of November.

Famous people

References

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