Congosto

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Congosto
village
Coat of arms of Congosto
Congosto is located in Spain
Congosto
Congosto
Coordinates: 42°37′4″N 6°31′12″W / 42.61778°N 6.52000°W / 42.61778; -6.52000
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceLeón
ComarcaEl Bierzo
MunicipalityCongosto
Government
 • MayorJosé Antonio Velasco Fernández (PP)
Area
 • Total36.81 km2 (14.21 sq mi)
Elevation
689 m (2,260 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,533
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)congostino, congostina
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
24398
Telephone prefix987
ClimateCsb

Congosto (Spanish pronunciation: [koŋˈɡosto]) is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain) . It is located near to Ponferrada, the capital of the region. The village of Congosto has about 350 inhabitants.

Its economy was traditionally based on agriculture, wine and coal mining. Nowadays, most of the inhabitants work on the surrounding area on activities such as wind turbine manufacturing or coal mining.

Congosto also a large reservoir in its vicinity, the Barcena reservoir, to which many tourists visit during the summer.

Born in Congosto[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.


Coordinates: 42°37′05″N 6°31′16″W / 42.618°N 6.521°W / 42.618; -6.521