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  CurrencyEuro
  
  
  
  Culinary specialities Seafood and Fabada Asturiana (a stew made with white beans and chorizo)
  
  Nearest P&O port Calais
  
  Principle cities Oviedo and Gijon
  
  Famous AsturianosFernando Alonso Formula One driver
  
  Historical factThe word guerrilla means little war, and it was coined in Asturias following the 1808 uprising against Napoleon Bonaparte.
  
  
  
  Average temperaturesWinter 12C / Summer 22C