Les Escaldes

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Les Escaldes
Caldea thermal spa and wellness resort
Caldea thermal spa and wellness resort
Les Escaldes is located in Andorra
Les Escaldes
Les Escaldes
Location in Andorra
Coordinates: 42°30′N 1°32′E / 42.500°N 1.533°E / 42.500; 1.533
Country  Andorra
Parish Escaldes-Engordany
Elevation 1,053 m (3,455 ft)

Les Escaldes (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫəz əsˈkaɫdəs], locally: [lez asˈkaɫdes]) or briefly Escaldes is an urban area in Escaldes-Engordany parish, Andorra. It is located near the nation's capital, Andorra la Vella.

Overview[edit]

The name Les Escaldes comes from the presence of numerous hot springs, which produce highly sulphurous and nitrogenous waters at temperatures between 22 °C and 66 °C.[1] The hot springs were known by the Romans who used them for medical purposes.[1]

There was a textile industry from the Middle Ages, producing woven fabrics and umbrellas in several guilds. The area is also known for its traditional dance, the Santa Anna.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Les Escaldes
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15
(59)
17
(63)
20
(68)
25
(77)
29
(84)
36
(97)
35
(95)
33
(91)
31
(88)
27
(81)
20
(68)
13
(55)
36
(97)
Average high °C (°F) 6
(43)
7
(45)
12
(54)
14
(57)
17
(63)
23
(73)
26
(79)
24
(75)
22
(72)
16
(61)
10
(50)
6
(43)
15.3
(59.5)
Average low °C (°F) −1
(30)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
4
(39)
6
(43)
10
(50)
12
(54)
12
(54)
10
(50)
6
(43)
2
(36)
−1
(30)
5.1
(41.2)
Record low °C (°F) −13
(9)
−18
(0)
−9
(16)
−4
(25)
0
(32)
2
(36)
5
(41)
4
(39)
2
(36)
−5
(23)
−5
(23)
−11
(12)
−18
(0)
Precipitation mm (inches) 34
(1.34)
37
(1.46)
46
(1.81)
63
(2.48)
105
(4.13)
69
(2.72)
65
(2.56)
98
(3.86)
81
(3.19)
73
(2.87)
68
(2.68)
69
(2.72)
808
(31.81)
Source: BBC Weather [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Les Escaldes, Enciclopèdia Catalana. (Catalan)
  2. ^ "Average Conditions Les Escaldes, Andorra". BBC Weather. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Escaldes-Engordany at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°30′N 1°32′E / 42.500°N 1.533°E / 42.500; 1.533