Escaldes-Engordany

Escaldes-Engordany (Catalan pronunciation: [əsˈkaldəz əŋɡuɾˈðaɲ]) is one of the 7 parishes of Andorra. The Escaldes-Engordany parish was founded on 14 June 1978 and has the second largest population after Andorra la Vella. The parish is composed of the areas of les Escaldes, Engordany, Els Vilars d'Engordany, Engolasters, and El Fener. As of 2014 it has a population of 13,634. Notable events include the town's annual jazz festival.[citation needed] It borders four parishes: Encamp to the north and northeast, Sant Julià de Lòria in the southwest, Andorra la Vella in the west, La Massana in the northwest. Also borders Catalonia, Spain in the east, south and southeast.

Escaldes-Engordany
Flag of Escaldes-Engordany
Coat of arms of Escaldes-Engordany
Escaldes-Engordany is located in Andorra
Escaldes-Engordany
Escaldes-Engordany
Location of Escaldes-Engordany within Andorra
Coordinates (Escaldes town): 42°30′32″N 1°32′27″E / 42.50889°N 1.54083°E / 42.50889; 1.54083Coordinates: 42°30′32″N 1°32′27″E / 42.50889°N 1.54083°E / 42.50889; 1.54083
CountryAndorra
ParishesEscaldes-Engordany
VillagesEscaldes, Engordany, El Fener, Els Vilars d'Engordany, Engolasters
Government
 • MayorMontserrat Capdevila Pallarés
Area
 • Total30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total14,395
 • Density479.83/km2 (1,242.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s)escaldenc, escaldenca
WebsiteOfficial site

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

Escaldes-Engordany has a oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Escaldes-Engordany is 8.5 °C (47.3 °F). The average annual rainfall is 799.9 mm (31.49 in) with May as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 17.3 °C (63.1 °F), and lowest in January, at around 1.9 °C (35.4 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Escaldes-Engordany was 33.0 °C (91.4 °F) on 16 August 1974; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −21.0 °C (−5.8 °F) on 30 January 1935.

Climate data for Escaldes-Engordany (1981–2010 averages, extremes 1934−2017)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.0
(68.0)
18.0
(64.4)
23.0
(73.4)
29.0
(84.2)
29.0
(84.2)
31.0
(87.8)
32.0
(89.6)
33.0
(91.4)
30.0
(86.0)
25.0
(77.0)
23.0
(73.4)
21.0
(69.8)
33.0
(91.4)
Average high °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.5
(43.7)
9.3
(48.7)
10.3
(50.5)
14.4
(57.9)
19.4
(66.9)
23.1
(73.6)
22.7
(72.9)
18.7
(65.7)
13.8
(56.8)
8.8
(47.8)
6.3
(43.3)
13.3
(55.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
2.2
(36.0)
4.3
(39.7)
5.5
(41.9)
9.4
(48.9)
14.0
(57.2)
17.3
(63.1)
17.0
(62.6)
13.4
(56.1)
9.3
(48.7)
4.9
(40.8)
2.6
(36.7)
8.5
(47.3)
Average low °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−2.2
(28.0)
−0.6
(30.9)
0.7
(33.3)
4.4
(39.9)
8.6
(47.5)
11.4
(52.5)
11.2
(52.2)
8.2
(46.8)
4.9
(40.8)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.1
(30.0)
3.8
(38.8)
Record low °C (°F) −21.0
(−5.8)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−14.0
(6.8)
−11.0
(12.2)
−8.0
(17.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.0
(33.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
−4.0
(24.8)
−13.0
(8.6)
−13.0
(8.6)
−15.0
(5.0)
−21.0
(−5.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 51.8
(2.04)
30.6
(1.20)
38.8
(1.53)
71.3
(2.81)
90.9
(3.58)
81.3
(3.20)
59.8
(2.35)
79.2
(3.12)
82.1
(3.23)
79.4
(3.13)
73.3
(2.89)
61.4
(2.42)
799.9
(31.49)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.5 5.5 6.6 9.8 11.6 8.9 6.7 7.6 6.9 8.0 7.2 7.0 92.3
Source: Météo France[1]

Post OfficeEdit

Andorra has no post offices of its own. Postal needs are served by Spanish P.O. (Correos Espanyols) or French P.O. (La Poste). 'Las Escaldes' Spanish Andorra Postal Agency opened in January 1928. Spanish Andorra Post Office is currently (2020) located at 6 Carrer del Prat Gran, Les Escaldes, Escaldes-Engordany. Note: There has never been a French Andorra postal agency in Les Escaldes. Postal Code is AD700

EducationEdit

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

Notable peopleEdit

 
Antoni Martí, 2011

SportEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate of Escaldes-Engordany 1981-2010" (PDF) (in French). Météo-France. Retrieved June 8, 2022.
  2. ^ "Inicio Archived 2015-08-16 at the Wayback Machine." Escuela Española de Escaldes. Retrieved on May 2, 2015. "FITER I ROSSELL, 18 AD700 – ESCALDES-ENGORDANY" - Map[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

  Media related to Escaldes-Engordany at Wikimedia Commons