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The town of Encamp and the Valira d'Orient river valley
The town of Encamp and the Valira d'Orient river valley
Flag of Encamp
Coat of arms of Encamp
Encamp is located in Andorra
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
VillagesGrau Roig, La Mosquera, El Tremat, Les Bons, Pas de la Casa, Vila
 • MayorMiquel Alís Font
 • Total74 km2 (29 sq mi)
1,238 m (4,062 ft)
 • Total13,521
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)encampadà, encampadana
WebsiteOfficial site

Encamp (Catalan pronunciation: [əŋˈkam]) 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 centre 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)).


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.


A road tunnel is being built between Encamp and Anyós in the neighbouring parish of La Massana; It cut journey times from 10 to 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.


The Spanish international primary school Escuela Española de la Vall d'Orient is located in Encamp.[2]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Funitel Débrayable (FUN D) Funicamp - www.remontees-mecaniques.net". www.remontees-mecaniques.net.
  2. ^ "Inicio." Escuela Española de la Vall d'Orient. Retrieved on May 2, 2015. "C/ René Baulard, 5 AD200 ENCAMP (Principat d'Andorra)"

External links[edit]

Media related to Encamp (parish) at Wikimedia Commons