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PARISH OF ESCALDES-ENGORDANY


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Leisure, shopping, hot springs, UNESCO-protected nature... just some of the attractions in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany

The parish of Escaldes-Engordany is the youngest in Andorra. It was founded in 1978, when it separated from Andorra la Vella, although both Comuns (local council districts) share the same urban centre. But despite its youth, it has much to offer visitors, especially if you're interested in nature, shopping and wellness. If you're visiting the city, be sure to note some of the parish's geographical, historical and cultural details. To enjoy it to the full!

The parish of Escaldes-Engordany: facts and figures

If you look at a map of Escaldes Engordany, you'll notice a big green "stain". The biggest in Andorra. This is none other than the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Nature Park, the largest protected area in the Principality, covering over 40,000 hectares. In fact, it covers almost the whole parish, except for its westernmost part. This is why there are no large towns, other than theComúmain town or the nearby Els Vilars. As well as Andorra la Vella, it also shares borders with Encamp, La Massana, Sant Julià de Lòria and Spain.

The Madriu-Perafita-Claror Nature Park is of fundamental importance to the country. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site cultural landscape, this official protection and centuries of conservation by Andorrans means there is no industry, not even tourism, within its boundaries, except for excursions along its well signposted paths.

Hot springs: the secret of the parish

One of the best-kept secrets of the parish of Escaldes-Engordany are the hot springs that rise hot from the ground, ideal for a whole range of wellness treatments.


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  • PARISH OF ESCALDES-ENGORDANY

  • Escaldes-Engordany | AD700


Interactive map of the Andorran parishes with Escaldes-Engordany selected.
  • Surface 30 Km2
  • In Escaldes-Engordany there are 14.367 (2015 Census) people, which gives a population density of 478.9 hab. / km2
  • Maximum altitude 1.858 m m
    Minimum altitude 1.023 m m