Encamp

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Encamp
The town of Encamp and the Valira d'Orient river valley
The town of Encamp and the Valira d'Orient river valley
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Encamp parish, in red, in Andorra
Encamp parish, in red, in Andorra
CountryAndorra
CapitalEncamp
VillagesTemplate:Comma separated entries
Government
 • MayorJordi Torres Arauz
Area
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Elevation
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Population
 (2015)[3]
 • Total12,212
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Demonym(s)encampadà, encampadana
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
AD200
ISO 3166 codeAD-02
WebsiteOfficial website

Encamp is one of the seven parishes of Andorra. It is in the east central part of the country. Encamp is also the name of the main town of the parish.

Geography

The Encamp parish is in the east central part of the country and borders with the Canillo parish to the north, with the Pyrénées-Orientales department (France) to the east, with Spain to the southeast, with the Escaldes-Engordany parish to the south, with the La Massana parish to the west and the Ordino parish to the northwest.

The highest mountain in the parish is Pic del Pessons (Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) with an elevation of 2,840 m (9,320 ft) above sea level.[4]

The main river in Encamp is the Valira d'Orient.

Population

The parish had a population, in 2015, of 12,212 inhabitants,[3] for a population density of 142.0 persons/km².

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Change in population
19811986199119962001200620112015
4,2315,7668,6809,80010,62713,68513,52112,212

Villages

The urban areas in the parish are:

No. Town Population[6]
(2015)
Altitude[7]
(m)
Notes[7]
1 Encamp 7,630 1,226 The capital of the parish.
2 Les Bons 1,117 1,336 It is on the right side of the Valira d'Orient river. Here is the Sant Romà church (XII century).
3 El Pas de la Casa 2,403 2,081 It is on the border with France.
4 Vila 1,062 1,328 Here is the Sant Romà de Vila.[8]

Economy

The main economic activity is tourism and the parish is a major tourism destination.

Sites of interest

  • Sant Romà de Vila church in Vila
  • Sant Romà de les Bons church in Les Bons
  • Museu Nacional de l’Automòbil d’Andorra, a automobile museum in Encamp
  • Santa Eulàlia d'Encamp church in Encamp
  • Grandvalira ski resort

Gallery

References

  1. "Equip comunal 2016-2019". Comú d'Encamp (in Catalan). Retrieved 27 December 2016.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. "Encamp" (in Catalan). Enciclopèdia Catalana. Retrieved 27 December 2016.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population by parish". Department d'Estadísticas - Govern d'Andorra. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  4. "Pic de Pessons, Andorra". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  5. "Population by parish (1981-2016)". Department d'Estadísticas - Govern d'Andorra. Retrieved 21 Agosto 2017. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "Population by town". Department d'Estadísticas - Govern d'Andorra. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Enciclopèdia Catalana" (in Catalan). Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana. Retrieved 27 December 2016.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  8. "Església de Sant Romà de Vila" (in Catalan). Govern d'Andorra - Cultura. Retrieved 27 December 2016.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)