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Hello friends and colleagues, today I present a view of the port of interesting Asturian town of Tapia de Casariego, I hope you like it.
Here are some letters about the interesting villa.

Tapia de Casariego is a municipality or council of the western coast of Asturias, Spain. It bounded on the north by the Cantabrian Sea, the east with the municipality of El Franco, and south and west with Castropol. It covers an area of ​​65.99 km and its current population is 3,971 inhabitants (2013). Has good communication infrastructure across the city motorway A-8, the N-634, and the narrow gauge railway line Ferrol - Gijn.

The council is divided into four parishes: Tapia de Casariego, Campos and Salave, La Roda and Serantes. To Tapia de Casariego part of the village of Tapia de Casariego, capital of the municipality. And in this parish the greatest human concentration of all the council is given, with more than half of its total population. The villa is located 10 meters above sea level and sea port he gives a great attraction to the town, which together with the amount of good beaches scattered throughout the territory make it a tourist destination of interest, both from the central regions Asturias and the rest of Spain and Europe. The effect of tourism, its population reaches significantly increase during summer times.
It is one of the municipalities in which eonaviego (or Galician-Asturian) is spoken.

The council of Tapia as such is born in the middle of the nineteenth century (1863), by segregating several parishes previously belonging to the municipalities of Castropol and El Franco. The main driver of the creation of the new council was Fernando Fernandez de Casariego, Marquis de Casariego. In recognition and appreciation, the council of Tapia completed his name as 'Tapia de Casariego'.

In prehistoric times it had to be settled this land, as evidenced by the existence of several castreos throughout the entire municipality, mainly in the coastal cliffs settlements. They have dated several useful as stone axes and which belong to the old Acheulean. Some of these forts have to do with the existence of mining in Roman times, they used these buildings for defense and space organization. These mines were in operation until the early third century, in which a change appears in the relations of production replacing the castros by new organizations of space.

The current territory of Tapia belongs to the Kingdom of Asturias prctiacmente since its founding and first consolidation in times of Alfonso I (eighth century). Mui linked to Asturiense Castle Suarn territory belongs from its foundation to the 802 to the Bishopric of Oviedo and in particular its Archdeaconship Ribadeo (the Ripa Ove). Previously it could be Christianized by hasdingos vandals during the V and VI centuries.

In the tenth century the monarch Ramiro II, recognizes and affirms the rights of the bishop of Oviedo on the territory between the rivers Eo and Navia and in which is included the current council of Tapia. This donation is ratified by King Alfonso VII in the twelfth century, which confirms that the territory is the ovetense obispala, in tough battle with Lugo retaining Salave and possessions in Villamil. In the year 1282 the bishopric of Oviedo creates peopled with Roboredo to drive the designs of the region, although later it was established in Castropol. In 1300 the people of the council make a claim to the bishopric of Oviedo to soften them taxes, getting only port finque Tapia.

In 1579, the territory of Tapia was purchased by its residents through the sale made by King Philip II in order to pay accrued expenses emerging as a result of the various wars in Europe. In the eighteenth and nineteenth part of the parishes of San Martin and San Esteban still they redeemed to lucense Corias monastery. Eighteenth century dates the foundation of a hospital to care for the neediest and making the pilgrimage passing. 1750 is building on the rock of the watchtower a two-story tower shaped medieval fortress.

Tapia continued representation on the board part Castropol party, taking less represented for being old council Obispala, which resulted in a series of tensions and conflicts in wanting these venture equated to the councils of realengo. In 1863, thanks to the influence of Fernando Fernandez de Casariego, the council achieves full independence of Castropol segregating him four parishes of Castropol and El Franco. Some time later Fernandez de Casariego would be named Marquis de Casariego. Fernandez de Casariego also financed the construction of levees port of utmost importance for the socioeconomic development of the new council.

War of Independence the council got rid of any contingency. In the late nineteenth, born a union of Catholic and conservative sign would be the Catholic Circle. Visit the town several renowned personalities like Melquiades Alvarez Reformist and the dictator Primo de Rivera. Of the revolutionary events of 34 it must say that Tapia was placed from the outset on the government side and against the insurrection. In the Civil War they are not spared in the municipality great battles, but as in all Spain would have to overcome a long way towards development, achieving begin this process here in the decades of the fifties and sesentacon the arrival of the tourist boom. Source: Wikipedia.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/10000 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 38 mm
Date Taken: 2013-06-27 17:06
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 292 k

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