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The 12th-century Romanesque church of San Joan de Caselles
|Coordinates (Canillo town): Coordinates:|
|Villages||Bordes d'Envalira, El Forn, El Tarter,
El Vilar, Els Plans, Incles, L'Armiana, L'Aldosa, Meritxell, Molleres, Prats, Ransol, Sant Pere, Soldeu
|• Mayor||Enric Casadevall Medrano|
|• Total||121 km2 (47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,526 m (5,007 ft)|
|• Density||42.12/km2 (109.1/sq mi)|
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.
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. Canillo Parish is Andorra's largest parish, at 121 square kilometers (47 sq mi).
The largest ethnic group in Canillo are Andorrans. There is also a significant number of Spaniards and Portuguese people. The following table shows the largest foreign ethnic groups in Canillo by nationality, as of 2013:
The town figures into the Andorran legend El buner d'Ordino, in which a bagpiper from the parish of Ordino, en-route to a festival in Canillo, is chased and treed by wolves, but frightens them off by playing his instrument.
The Andorran ski mountaineer Xavier Capdevila Romero was born in Canillo.
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