Pal, Andorra

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Pal
Pal is located in Andorra
Pal
Pal
Location in Andorra
Coordinates: 42°33′N 1°29′E / 42.550°N 1.483°E / 42.550; 1.483
Country  Andorra
Parish La Massana
Elevation 1,707 m (5,600 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 235

Pal (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈpaɫ]) is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of La Massana 4 km west of the town of La Massana, close to the border with Spain at Tor, Pallars. Its population, as of 2013, was of 235.

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It is situated at an altitude of 1,551 m. The village church, of the 11th century and in Romanesque style, is dedicated to St. Clement. It has a rectangular bell tower with mullioned windows decorated. Above the town, in the forest of Pal, in 1982 was inaugurated the ski resort of Pal, now grouped with the Arinsal ski area forming the Vallnord.[citation needed]

A legend says that Pal was discovered by a man of Riberaygua family. That man was called Bonaventura Riberaygua and he changed his surname in Pal-Riberaygua.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 42°33′N 1°29′E / 42.550°N 1.483°E / 42.550; 1.483