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 (ō-vyā′dō, ō-vyĕ′thō)
A city of northwest Spain near the Cantabrian Mountains. Founded c. 760, it flourished as the capital of Asturian kings until 910. The city was severely damaged during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).


(Spanish oˈβjeðo)
(Placename) a city in NW Spain: capital of Asturias from 810 until 1002; centre of a coal- and iron-mining area. Pop: 207 699 (2003 est)


(ɔˈvyɛ ðɔ)

a city in NW Spain. 190,651.
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Noun1.Oviedo - a city in northwestern Spain near the Cantabrian Mountains
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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Swansea University's Carlos Garcia de Leaniz joined colleagues Dr Pablo Turrero and Professor Eva Garcia-Vazquez from the University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, in a study which compared the backbones of about 30 Atlantic salmon and brown trout specimens unearthed at a number of prehistoric sites in Asturias, in the north of the country, with those of their living descendants.
Letizia was born a commoner in Oviedo, Asturias in northern Spain.
It is not enough to simply sing correctly Sondra Radvanosky was sensational in her debut as the Druid princess last December at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, Asturias. with careful phrasing, messa di voce that cut through the air and perfectly placed high notes.