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titleCubillos del Sil, the heart of El Bierzo
locationSpain
infoThe territory of El Bierzo is one of the most beautiful region of the Northwest Spain. This territory, which occupies 2,828 km2, includes most of the best varieties metals and mineral deposits of the world. It is surrounded by mountains on all sides, which makes this area remarkably isolated from all neighbouring lands. Starting in the late 1980s most mines were closed, and after the collapse of the mining industry the region was for a while in a crisis. However, in the late 1990s the region underwent a major transformation with the establishment of several industrial and services firms, the reintroduction of commercial wine production, the opening of a local branch of the University of León in Ponferrada offering several undergraduate degrees, and in general a radical improvement of the region's infrastructure. The economy is now based mainly on tourism, agriculture (fruit and wine), wind power generation and slate mining.
sourceGabriel Fernández at Flickr
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prahovaploiesti 3/5  
Edil Arda 5 From Kadıköy, Türkiye.  
news99999 life on Mars?  +1
yuki_nom_ichi Great composition!!!  
ericrocio Bvcnjopo pcvbcvd 5/5... Lol  
P@ssageiro_Cwb Coal fired power plant, air pollution themed banner. Sorry guys, Spain is beautiful but not this picture.  +1
RyanWolf Thats a beautiful picture.  +1
Mr. Pollo The banner should be one of either a city or a skyline. Wrong.  
FreeMyMind Beautiful and wild León! 5  +1
karhu.spb Испанский Карабаш?/Spanish Karabash?  
Raffael Rocha 5/5 from Fortaleza, Brazil. =)  
Filandon The biggest gold mine of the Roman Empire was there, "Las Médulas", today it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site  +1
Fer_BB Great landscape, great contryside in El Bierzo.  
aoz1974 Hermoso! paisaje post-apocalíptico! 5/5 desde Chile  
Thiago |Klock| Awesome! 5/5 from the green city of Curitiba! Id love to meet this country...  +1
jon35es 5/5 from Bilbao, Spain  
SpiderBHZ 2  +1
diegogalban 5/5 my region in Skyscrapercity!!!  +1
GrAlt Loving this type of banners 5 *  +2
daniarl Two spanish banners in a row! Quickly, make a wish!  +5
MrPwnage I want to travel there some day.  +1
CactusLord I love Leon so much 5/5 from Valladolid,Spain  +4
XXTREM75 5/5 from Spain! astonishing landscape!!  +2
MelcToxic industry themed banner? Guaranteed 5/5 from me!  +3
Skyline Art Interesting and different. 5/5  +6