Mieres is a municipality of Asturias, northern Spain with approximately 45,000 inhabitants. The municipality of Mieres is made up of the capital, Mieres del Camino and the villages of Baiña, Figaredo, Cenera, Loredo, La Peña, La Rebollada, Santullano, Santa Rosa, Seana, Ujo, Urbies, Valdecuna, Santa Cruz, Ablaña, Turón, Gallegos, Bustiello.
Mieres is the heart of the coal mining industry in Spain. The topography of Mieres is mountainous with the greatest population centers being located in the valley along the banks of the Caudal River valley in the center of Asturias. Before the Spanish Industrial Restructuring Mieres was one of the industrial backbone of Asturias, and hosts 70.000 inhabitants in the 60s. Today Mieres shelters a campus of the University of Oviedo and different museums in relation with the industrial heritage.
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Mieres, Asturias, Spain
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