Kingdom of Asturias

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Asturias was the only place in the Iberian Peninsula which the Moors failed to conquer in 711. A Christian kingdom, it was the place from which the Reconquista was launched and was soon joined by the Marca Hispanica, a resistance movement of the Franks in the Pyrenees.

Leon, a former Asturian province, reconquered Asturias. Later Castile, a former Leonese province, reconquered Leon.

Asturias is currently an autonomous community in the Kingdom of Castile and Leon.

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