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Andorra consists of seven communities known as parishes (Catalan: parròquies, singular – parròquia). Until relatively recently, it had only six parishes; the seventh, Escaldes-Engordany, was created in 1978.

Parishes
Parròquies d'Andorra
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CategoryUnitary state
LocationPrincipality of Andorra
Number7 Parishes
Populations5,422 Ordino – 22,256 Andorra la Vella
Areas12 km2 (4.6 sq mi) Andorra la Vella – 20,494 km2 (7,913 sq mi) Canillo
GovernmentParish government
SubdivisionsVillage

OverviewEdit

Andorra la Vella is the capital of Andorra. Some parishes have a further territorial subdivision; Ordino, La Massana and Sant Julià de Lòria are subdivided into quarts (quarters), while Canillo is subdivided into 10 veïnats (neighborhoods). Those mostly coincide with villages, which are found in all parishes.

Each parish has its own elected mayor who is the nominal head of the local government known as a comú in Catalan.

Parish ISO 3166-2 Area Population
km² mi² 1990 2000 2007
 Andorra la Vella AD-07 12 4.6 19,022 21,189 24,574
  Canillo AD-02 121 47 1,290 2,706 5,422
  Encamp AD-03 74 29 7,119 10,595 14,029
  Escaldes-Engordany AD-08 47 18 12,235 15,299 16,475
  La Massana[1] AD-04 65 25 3,868 6,276 9,357
  Ordino AD-05 89 34 1,289 2,283 3,685
  Sant Julià de Lòria AD-06 60 23 6,012 7,623 9,595
  Andorra AD 468 181 50,835 65,971 83,137

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Parishes of Andorra at Wikimedia Commons