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The Principality of Asturias (Asturian: Asturies) is a province and an autonomous community of Spain on the north coast facing the Bay of Biscay (spanish: Golfo de Vizcaya). The capital is Oviedo, and other noteworthy cities are the major seaport Gijón and the industrial city of Avilés[?]. Other cities: Cangas de Onís, Cangas del Narcea, Grado, Langreo, Mieres, Villaviciosa.

The autonomous community is bordered on the east by Cantabria, on the south by Castile-Leon (Castilla-León) (province of León), on the west by Galicia (province of Lugo), and on the north by the Bay of Biscay.

At one point, Asturias was one of the last remnants of Christian Spain; for this reason, the heir to the Spanish throne takes the title of Prince of Asturias, much as the heir to the English throne is the Prince of Wales.

See also: Kingdom of Asturias, Oviedo

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