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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
Flag of Encamp
Flag
Coat of arms of Encamp
Coat of arms
Encamp in Andorra in Andorra
Encamp parish, in red, in Andorra
Country Andorra
Capital Encamp
Villages See list
Government
 • Mayor Jordi Torres Arauz
Area
 • Total 86 km2 (33 sq mi)
Elevation
1,238 m (4,062 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total 12,212
 • Density 142.0/km2 (367.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s) encampadà, encampadana
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
AD200
ISO 3166 code AD-02
Website Official 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 (42°30′30″N 1°39′32″E / 42.50833°N 1.65889°E / 42.50833; 1.65889 (Pic del Pessons)) with an elevation of 2,840 m (9,320 ft) above sea level.

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

Population

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

Evolution of the population in Encamp

Change in population
1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 2015
4,231 5,766 8,680 9,800 10,627 13,685 13,521 12,212

Villages

The urban areas in the parish are:

No. Town Population
(2015)
Altitude
(m)
Notes
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.

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

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