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]

Education[edit]

The Spanish international primary school Escuela Española de Escaldes serves the community.[2]

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)
Average 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 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Les Escaldes, Enciclopèdia Catalana. (Catalan)
  2. ^ "Inicio." Escuela Española de Escaldes. Retrieved on May 2, 2015. "FITER I ROSSELL, 18 AD700 – ESCALDES-ENGORDANY" - Map
  3. ^ "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