Corvera de Asturias
or Corvera d'Asturies
) is a municipality
in the principality of Asturias
in northern Spain. It shares a boundary to the north with Avilés
; to the east with Carreño
; to the south with Llanera
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 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.
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... Read More