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Location type: City
Location address: España, León, Astorga
Number of texts: 2
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Astorga is a town in the province of León, northern Spain. It lies 27 miles southwest of the provincial capital of León, and is the head of the council (comarca) of La Maragatería.The river Tuerto flows through it. As of 2009, its population was about 12,242 people. It is the 5th most populated municipality in province of Leon which has over 211 municipalities. Astorga pre dates the 910 AD Kingdom of León by 875 years.

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Astorga lies in the area of the Maragatos, a small ethnic and cultural community with distinctive customs and architecture.

The Episcopal Palace of Astorga was built by Antoni Gaudí and is one of the major attractions today, appart from the town cathedral, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Astorga.

Astorga lies along the French route of the Way of St. James (Spanish: Camino de Santiago), and the Via de la Plata.

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