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Les Escaldes (Catalan pronunciation: [ləz əsˈkaldəs]) or Escaldes is an urban area in Escaldes-Engordany parish, Andorra. It is located near the nation's capital, Andorra la Vella.

Les Escaldes
Avinguda Charlemany in Les Escaldes
Avinguda Charlemany in Les Escaldes
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
ParishEscaldes-Engordany
Elevation
1,053 m (3,455 ft)

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OverviewEdit

The name Les Escaldes comes from the presence of numerous hot springs, which produce highly sulphurous and nitrogenous waters at temperatures between 22 and 66 °C (72 and 151 °F).[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]

EducationEdit

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

ClimateEdit

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
(1.3)
37
(1.5)
46
(1.8)
63
(2.5)
105
(4.1)
69
(2.7)
65
(2.6)
98
(3.9)
81
(3.2)
73
(2.9)
68
(2.7)
69
(2.7)
808
(31.8)
Source: BBC Weather [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Les Escaldes Archived 3 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Enciclopèdia Catalana. (in Catalan)
  2. ^ "Inicio Archived 2015-08-16 at the Wayback Machine." Escuela Española de Escaldes. Retrieved on 2 May 2015. "FITER I ROSSELL, 18 AD700 – ESCALDES-ENGORDANY" – Map[dead link]
  3. ^ "Average Conditions Les Escaldes, Andorra". BBC Weather. Retrieved 17 July 2010.

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