Occupying an area of 106.97 sq km, the Borough of Llanera is located in the centre of Asturias and is bordered by the boroughs of Illas, Gijón and Corvera to the north, Gijón and Siero to the east, Oviedo to the south, and Illas and Las Regueras to the west.
Surface area, population and parishes
Llanera is composed of 11 parishes, which provide different physical and human sceneries depending on the economic activities carried out in each one.
There is no single centralised urban centre, but rather two important towns, Posada and Lugo, sharing the common features of being on important road and rail links and having a linear layout.
Next in size would be Villabona, a typical mining community, and the Soto de Llanera housing estate, representing the new urban model.
The borough’s rural communities, barely affected by the growth in the residential population, are varied, having been affected to a greater or lesser degree by home renovations and increased building activity. They range from small groups of cottages and farmsteads forming hamlets to dispersed settlements dotted with isolated farmhouses. Their situation on the bottom of valleys and gently sloping hillsides always leave the riverside meadows and the best land free for farming activities.
Ables, Arlós, Bonielles, Cayés, Ferroñes, Lugo, Pruvia, Rondiella, San Cucufate, Santa Cruz and Villardeveyo.
Relief, water resources and vegetation
About 95% of the borough is situated below 400 m in altitude. Only a few isolated ridges, such as Santofirme and El Águila rise above this elevation, with the highest point in Gorfolí Peak (617 m) on the municipal border with Illas. The River Nora, running along the borough’s southernmost limits, represents its lowest point (120 m).
There is a profuse network of short rivers and streams. To the south, small streams flow into the River Nora, while, to the north, the network flows into the sea.
The predominant vegetation is grassland and scrub replacing autochthonous forest, although there are still some wooded spots in the valleys and on the water courses. The banks of rivers and streams still preserve rows or galleries of alder, elm and willow.
The climate of Llanera may be defined as temperate, with an average annual temperature of no more than 20º, with annual average maximum and minimum temperatures varying only slightly.
The municipality is subject to between 900 and 1150 mm of rainfall per year, distributed fairly regularly.
Casa Municipal de Juventud(Oficina de Turismo); Avd/ oviedo nº2, Posada de LLanera
Ayuntamiento de LLanera; Avd/ Prudencio González nº2, Posada de LLanera