Economically, Gijon has long been a center of heavy industries. Lately, the city witnessed a boom in the local service business. Today, the city's economy rests on port-related activities, tourism, metal production, fishing and cattle management.
Gijon can boast active sport life. The Sporting Gijon football team plays in the first division. There is also a professional soccer team, American football team and a third league men's basketball team. There are lots of public sport centers, where children under 14 enjoy free access. Gijon is the base for many water sports, and there are a few yacht clubs.
Gijon has a maritime climate, characterized by a high humidity level and changeable weather. It gets warm in summer, and there are both sunny and cloudy days. Winters are cool, with rains and winds.
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