: Santu Adrianu
) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community
of the Principality of Asturias
. It is bordered on the north by Oviedo
, on the east by Ribera de Arriba
, on the south by Quirós
and on the west by Proaza and Grado
It is one of the smaller municipalities in Asturias in both area and population. Like the majority of the rural areas in Asturias, the population is receding.
The highest point in the municipality is Grandamiana, at 813 m. Afterwards are Los Navalones at 756 and El Piantón at 750. Fifty-eight percent of the municipal area is between 400 and 800 meters high. Nearly a quarter of the area has a slope of more than 50%. The lowest point is along the Trubia River
, at 140 meters.
In addition to the Trubia, which crosses the territory from south to north, there are many small arroyos
which flow into it, such as the Picarós, the Rebregáu, the Tresarcu and the Xanas. The latter flows along the Xanas Pass, which is one of the more beautiful sights in the area.
The municipality reached its highest population in the year 1900, with 1,747 inhabitants. Since then, the loss of population has been notable, as is the case in most Asturian mountain municipalities. The large part of the movement is due to the migration of many inhabitants to Oviedo
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