Astorga is a town in the province of León, northern Spain. It lies 43 kilometres southwest of the provincial capital of León, and is the head of the council 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.
Astorga lies in the area of the Maragatos, a small ethnic and cultural community with distinctive customs and architecture. The town lies along the French route of the Way of St. James . Saint Turibius of Astorga was bishop of the city in the 5th century.
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