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
Coat of arms of Encamp
Coat of arms
Position of Encamp parish in Andorra
Position of Encamp parish in Andorra
Encamp is located in Andorra
Encamp
Encamp
Location of Encamp town within Andorra
Coordinates (Encamp town): 42°32′10″N 1°34′58″E / 42.53611°N 1.58278°E / 42.53611; 1.58278Coordinates: 42°32′10″N 1°34′58″E / 42.53611°N 1.58278°E / 42.53611; 1.58278
Country Andorra
Parishes Encamp
Villages Grau Roig, La Mosquera, El Tremat, Les Bons, Pas de la Casa, Vila
Government
 • Mayor Miquel Alís Font
Area
 • Total 84 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation 1,238 m (4,062 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 13,225
 • Density 157.44/km2 (407.8/sq mi)
Demonym encampadà, encampadana
Website Official site

Encamp (Catalan pronunciation: [əŋˈkam], locally: [aŋˈkam]) is one of the parishes of Andorra, located on the Valira d'Orient river. It is also the name of the main town in the parish. Other settlements include Vila, El Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, el Tremat, la Mosquera and Les Bons. As of 2004, it has about 11,800 inhabitants. The center of the municipality lies 1,300 metres (4,270 ft) above sea level. The highest mountain in the parish is Pic dels Pessons (2,865 m or 9,400 ft).

Radio transmitter[edit]

Radio Andorra operated a transmitter at Lake Engolasters in Encamp from 7 August 1939 until 9 April 1981. The antenna still exists at an elevation of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) (coordinates: 42°31′18″N 1°34′10″E / 42.52167°N 1.56944°E / 42.52167; 1.56944 (Radio Andorra transmitter))

Economy[edit]

The economy of the parish is mostly based on its tourism industry, particularly skiing and hiking. There is also retail industry in the town of Encamp. There is a hydroelectric power station.

Transport[edit]

A road tunnel is being built between Encamp and Anyós in the neighbouring parish of La Massana; when open in 2012 it will cut journey times from the current 10–15 minutes to 5 minutes.

A cable car used to connect the town with Engolasters Lake, but it has been dismantled. However, a 2-stretch funitel built on 1998[1] connects Encamp with a ridge at 2.500 m within Grandvalira ski resort, thus assuring a lift+ski link with El Pas de la Casa and the rest of the domain.

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External links[edit]

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