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Canillo

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Country  Andorra
Demonym(s)  canillenc, canillenca
Elevation  1,526 m
Population  4,826 (2011)
Parishes  Canillo
Website  Official site
Area  121 km²
Mayor  Enric Casadevall Medrano
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Villages  Bordes d'Envalira, El Forn, El Tarter, El Vilar, Incles
Points of interest  Grandvalira, Our Lady of Meritxell, Sant Joan de Caselles, Refugi de Juclar, Museu de les Dues Rodes (M

Canillo ([kəˈniʎu], [kaˈniʎo]) is one of the parishes of Andorra. Canillo is also the name of the main town of the parish. Canillo has a gondola link to the main ski resort of Grandvalira.

Contents

Map of Canillo, AD100, Andorra

Geography

The localities of Canillo parish include Soldeu, Bordes d'Envalira, El Tarter, Sant Pere, Ransol, Els Plans, El Vilar, l'Armiana, l'Aldosa, El Forn, Incles, Prats, Meritxell and Molleres. Canillo Parish is Andorra's largest parish, at 121 square kilometers (47 sq mi).

Demographics

The largest ethnic group in Canillo are Andorrans. There is also a significant number of Spaniards and Portuguese people. The following table shows the largest foreign ethnic groups in Canillo by nationality, as of 2013:

Folklore

The town figures into the Andorran legend El buner d'Ordino, in which a bagpiper from the parish of Ordino, en route to a festival in Canillo, is chased and treed by wolves, but frightens them off by playing his instrument.

Notable people

The Andorran ski mountaineer Xavier Capdevila Romero was born in Canillo.

References

Canillo Wikipedia


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