Canillo

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Canillo
The 12th-century Romanesque church of San Joan de Caselles
The 12th-century Romanesque church of San Joan de Caselles
Coat of arms of Canillo
Coat of arms
Position of Canillo parish in Andorra
Position of Canillo parish in Andorra
Canillo is located in Andorra
Canillo
Canillo
Location of Canillo town within Andorra
Coordinates (Canillo town): 42°34′00″N 1°36′00″E / 42.56667°N 1.60000°E / 42.56667; 1.60000Coordinates: 42°34′00″N 1°36′00″E / 42.56667°N 1.60000°E / 42.56667; 1.60000
Country Andorra
Parishes Canillo
Villages Bordes d'Envalira, El Forn, El Tarter,
El Vilar, Els Plans, Incles, L'Armiana, L'Aldosa, Meritxell, Molleres, Prats, Ransol, Sant Pere, Soldeu
Government
 • Mayor Enric Casadevall Medrano
Area
 • Total 121 km2 (47 sq mi)
Elevation 1,526 m (5,007 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,826
 • Density 42.12/km2 (109.1/sq mi)
Demonym canillenc, canillenca
Website Official site

Canillo (Catalan pronunciation: [kəˈniʎu], locally: [kaˈniʎo]) is one of the parishes of Andorra. Canillo is also the name of the main town of the parish. Canillo has a gondola link to the main ski resort of Grandvalira.

Geography[edit]

The localities of Canillo parish include Soldeu, Bordes d'Envalira, El Tarter, Sant Pere, Ransol, Els Plans, El Vilar, l'Armiana, l'Aldosa, El Forn, Incles, Prats, Meritxell and Molleres.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

The Andorran ski mountaineer Xavier Capdevila Romero was born in Canillo.

External links[edit]

Media related to Canillo at Wikimedia Commons