Corvera de Asturias

Corvera de Asturias
—  Municipality  —
Corvera de Asturias
View of El Molín, one of the neighbourhood of the parish of Molleda, Corvera d'Asturies).


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Corvera is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°30′N 5°54′W / 43.5°N 5.9°W / 43.5; -5.9Coordinates: 43°30′N 5°54′W / 43.5°N 5.9°W / 43.5; -5.9
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Avilés
Judicial district Avilés
Capital Nubledo
 – Alcalde Luis Belarmino Moro (USPC)
 – Total 46.01 km2 (17.8 sq mi)
Highest elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
 – Total 15,785
 – Density 343.1/km2 (888.6/sq mi)
Demonym corverano/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33404 (Los Campos and Las Vegas) and 33416
Official language(s)

Corvera de Asturias (Asturian: Corvera or Corvera d'Asturies) is a municipality in the principality of Asturias in northern Spain. It shares a boundary to the north with Avilés and Gozón; to the east with Carreño and Gijón; to the south with Llanera and Illas and to the west with Castrillón. Its capital, Nubledo, has a population of more than 300 residents.

Corvera is the most eastern of the four counties forming the Great County of Aviles. It is situated in the northern-central area of the Principality of Asturias. It is 45.48 km2 (17.56 sq mi) in size and has a population of over 16,000 residents, mainly concentrated in the villages of Las Vegas and Los Campos. The main roads to get there are AS-19, AS-17 and A-8. The A-8 proceeds to Tabaza (Carreño) and the shopping centre Parque Astur.



Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1991 17,167
1996 16,502 −3.9%
2001 15,885 −3.7%
2004 15,924 +0.2%
2007 15,723 −1.3%

The history of Corvera is linked to the history of Avilés, being a natural extension of it proceeding inland.

Several prehistorical settlements have been found in the county. The most interesting are those belonging to the Astures. They left their traces in two "castros" (fortified villages) that have not been excavated yet: Pico Castiello in Molleda and Castiellu in Camina, Solís. These "castros" were most probably used by the Romans, and we have some traces of their presence there, some of them so important as the Estela Antropomorfa de Molleda (human-shaped figure), nowadays can be seen in the Archaeological Museum of Asturias.In the 10th century the villages of the county of Aviles became together to form an only geographical entity known as the "Alfoz de Gauzzone"; but it is not until the year 1120 that we find the first written references to the county of Corvera in the Liber Testamentorum. In the 15th century, Corvera already appears as a county, independent of Aviles.

In the 19th century, the landscape of the area was mainly agricultural. The population centres were villages with a certain prestige in which we can still see palaces and Indiano houses. In the mid 20th century the iron and steel industry starts functioning in Avilés and the old rural centres begin to shelter the thousands of immigrants working for ENSIDESA (current Arcelor modifying the aspect of the county, due to the building of new districts near the factories, such as Tresona and Les Vegues.


1999 - 8 4 3 2 0 17
2003 7 3 3 3 1 0 17
2007 7 5 3 2 0 0 17
City council
Map of Corvera


  • Steel plant of Aceralia between Avilés and Corvera of Asturias.
  • Chemical plant of Du Pont.
  • Chemical plant of Fertiberia.


The area of Corvera comprises seven parishes (administrative divisions):

  1. Trasona
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Los Campos
  4. Villa
  5. Molleda
  6. Cancienes
  7. Solís
Map corvera parroquies.svg



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