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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.


[æˈstʊərɪæs] NAsturias f
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The awarded DeNOx systems will be installed to thermal power stations located in the province of Asturias, north-northwest of Madrid, having an output of 560 megawatts (MW) and 361MW respectively.
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This solidarity was fuelled by the brutal suppression of miners in the northern Spanish province of Asturias in 1934.
Valdes: The last name Valdes originated in the province of Asturias in Spain, where it remains one of the most popular particularly in the town of the same name.