Astorga

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Spain, Provincia de León

Astorga is a town in the province of León, northern Spain. It lies southwest of the provincial capital of León, and is the head of the council (comarca) of La Maragatería. The river Tuerto flows through it. As of 2009, its population was about 12,100 people. Astorga lies in the area of the Maragatos, a small ethnic and cultural community with distinctive customs and architecture. The town lies along the French route of the Way of St. James (Spanish: Camino de Santiago). Saint Turibius of Astorga was bishop of the city in the 5th century.