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 (ə-sto͝or′ē-əs, -styo͝or′-, äs-to͞o′ryäs)
A region and former kingdom of northwest Spain south of the Bay of Biscay. The original Iberian inhabitants were conquered by Rome in the first century bc.

As·tu′ri·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, consisting of a coastal plain and the Cantabrian Mountains: a Christian stronghold against the Moors (8th to 13th centuries); rich mineral resources


(Biography) Miguel Ángel. 1899–1974, Guatemalan novelist and poet. His novels include El Señor Presidente (1946). Nobel prize for literature 1967


(æˈstʊər i əs, æˈstyʊər-)

1. Miguel Ángel, 1899–1974, Guatemalan writer: Nobel prize 1967.
2. a former kingdom and province in NW Spain.


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Prior information notice without call for competition: Support service of the core of the integrated healthcare information system for the health service of the principality of asturias and other centers of the public health network
The University of Oviedo is a public higher education and research institution in the Principality of Asturias, Spain.
The arrival of large consortia like Vallehermoso, which is building the third set of locks for the Panama Canal expansion and Astilleros Armon from the Principality of Asturias, responsible for building and delivering 14 tugs to the Panama Canal Authority, has brought with them as well the entry of small and medium sized Spanish firms.
Contract notice: Service of communicative mediation and interpretation of sign language for the students with auditory disability of educational centers supported with public funds of the principality of asturias, For the 2018/2019 academic year
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Contract notice: Insurance of civil and patrimonial responsibility of the administration of the principality of asturias and of the personnel at your service