Luarca

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Ḷḷuarca
Night view
Night view
Coordinates: 43°32′32″N 6°32′9″W / 43.54222°N 6.53583°W / 43.54222; -6.53583Coordinates: 43°32′32″N 6°32′9″W / 43.54222°N 6.53583°W / 43.54222; -6.53583
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaComarca Vaqueira
MunicipalityValdés
Area
 • Total5.84 km2 (2.25 sq mi)
Highest elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total4,817
 • Density824.8/km2 (2,136/sq mi)
Demonym(s)luarqués/luarquesa

Ḷḷuarca in Asturian and as official name[1] also Luarca is a parish and the principal town in the municipality of Valdés in Asturias, Spain. Luarca (town) is a fishing and pleasure port. Luarca (parish) has a population of 4,817 (2018) and an area of 5.84 km2 (2.25 sq mi). The town is 90 km (56 mi) from Oviedo, the capital of Asturias; the Nobel laureate for Medicine in 1959, Severo Ochoa, was born in Luarca.

Way of St. James[edit]

The Way of St. James named The Northern Way (Camino de la Costa) passes Luarca.

Economy[edit]

Fishery and agriculture have dominated the region for hundreds of years. Luarca is home to the ALSA bus company.

Climate[edit]

The town experiences warm summers and relatively mild winters, but strong storms occur in autumn.

Points of interest[edit]

  • The Fishery Harbour
  • Palace of the Marquis of Ferrera
  • Lighthouse of Luarca
Boats in the harbour, Luarca, Spain.

Villages in Luarca (parish)[edit]

Port of Luarca.

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