Encamp

Encamp (Catalan pronunciation: [əŋˈkam]) is one of the parishes of Andorra, located on the Valira d'Orient river. It is also the name of the main town in the parish. Other settlements include Vila, El Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, el Tremat, la Mosquera and Les Bons. As of 2004, it has about 11,800 inhabitants. The center of the municipality lies 1,300 metres (4,270 ft) above sea level. The highest mountain in the parish is Pic dels Pessons (2,865 m or 9,400 ft).

Encamp
The town of Encamp and the Valira d'Orient river valley
The town of Encamp and the Valira d'Orient river valley
Coat of arms of Encamp

Coat of arms
Encamp is located in Andorra
Encamp
Encamp
Location of Encamp town within Andorra
Coordinates (Encamp town): 42°32′10″N 1°34′58″E / 42.53611°N 1.58278°ECoordinates: 42°32′10″N 1°34′58″E / 42.53611°N 1.58278°E
CountryAndorra
ParishesEncamp
VillagesGrau Roig, La Mosquera, El Tremat, Les Bons, Pas de la Casa, Vila
Government
 • MayorMiquel Alís Font
Area
 • Total74 km2 (29 sq mi)
Elevation
1,238 m (4,062 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total13,521
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)encampadà, encampadana
WebsiteOfficial site

Radio transmitter

Radio Andorra operated a transmitter at Lake Engolasters in Encamp from 7 August 1939 until 9 April 1981. The antenna still exists at an elevation of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) (coordinates: 42°31′18″N 1°34′10″E / 42.52167°N 1.56944°E).

Economy

The economy of the parish is mostly based on its tourism industry, particularly skiing and hiking. There is also retail industry in the town of Encamp. There is a hydroelectric power station.

Transport

A road tunnel is being built between Encamp and Anyós in the neighbouring parish of La Massana; when open in 2012 it will cut journey times from the current 10–15 minutes to 5 minutes.

A cable car used to connect the town with Engolasters Lake, but it has been dismantled. However, a 2-stretch funitel built on 1998[1] connects Encamp with a ridge at 2.500 m within Grandvalira ski resort, thus assuring a lift+ski link with El Pas de la Casa and the rest of the domain.

Education

The Spanish international primary school Escuela Española de la Vall d'Orient is located in Encamp.[2]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ http://www.remontees-mecaniques.net/bdd/reportage-1659.html
  2. ^ "Inicio." Escuela Española de la Vall d'Orient. Retrieved on May 2, 2015. "C/ René Baulard, 5 AD200 ENCAMP (Principat d'Andorra)"

External links

Media related to Encamp at Wikimedia Commons

2001 Copa Constitució

The 2001 Copa Constitució was the 10th season of Andorra's national football knockout tournament.

2010–11 Primera Divisió

The 2010–11 Primera Divisió was the sixteenth season of top-tier football in Andorra. It began on 19 September 2010 and ended on 20 March 2011. FC Santa Coloma were the defending champions, having won their fifth Andorran championship last season.

2013 Copa Constitució

The 2013 Copa Constitució was the 21st season of Andorra's football knockout tournament. The competition began on 13 January 2013 with the matches of the first elimination round and ended on 26 May 2013 with the final. FC Santa Coloma are the defending champions. The winners will earn a place in the first qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.

2013–14 Primera Divisió

The 2013–14 Primera Divisió is the nineteenth season of top-tier football in Andorra. It began on September 22, 2013, and will end in April 2014. The defending champions are FC Lusitanos, who won their second championship in the previous season.

2014 Copa Constitució

The 2014 Copa Constitució is the 22nd season of Andorra's football knockout tournament. The competition began on 11 January 2014 with the matches of the first elimination round and ended on 2014 with the final. UE Santa Coloma are the defending champions. The winners will earn a place in the first qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.

2014–15 Primera Divisió

The 2014–15 Primera Divisió was the 20th season of top-tier football in Andorra. It began on 21 September 2014, and ended in May 2015. The defending champions were FC Santa Coloma, who won their eighth championship in the previous season. FC Santa Coloma won the league again this season.

2015–16 Primera Divisió

The 2015–16 Primera Divisió or Lliga Grup Becier, is the 21st season of top-tier football in Andorra. The season began on September 27, 2015. The defending champions are FC Santa Coloma, who won their ninth championship in the previous season.

2016–17 Primera Divisió

The 2016–17 Primera Divisió or Lliga Grup Becier, was the 22nd season of top-tier football in Andorra. The season began on 18 September 2016 and concluded on 21 May 2017; this was followed by the two-legged relegation play-off on 28 and 31 May 2017. The defending champions were FC Santa Coloma, who won their tenth championship in the previous season.

2017–18 Primera Divisió

The 2017–18 Primera Divisió, also known as Lliga Multisegur Assegurances, was the 23rd season of top-tier football in Andorra. The season began on 17 September 2017 and ended on 20 May 2018. The defending champions are FC Santa Coloma having won their eleventh championship the previous season.The winner of the league this season will earn a place in the preliminary round of the 2018–19 Champions League, and the second-placed club will earn a place in the preliminary round of the 2018–19 Europa League.

Casa Cristo

Casa Cristo is a house located in Encamp, Andorra. It is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra.

El Pas de la Casa

El Pas de la Casa (Catalan pronunciation: [əl ˈpaz ðə lə ˈkazə]; French: Le Pas de la Case) is a ski resort (part of the Grandvalira resort), town, and mountain pass in the Encamp parish of Andorra, lying on the border with France.

Església de Sant Miquel de la Mosquera

Església de Sant Miquel de la Mosquera is a church located in Encamp, Andorra. It is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra. It was built in the 16th century and renovated in the 18th century.

Església de Sant Romà de les Bons

Església de Sant Romà de les Bons is a church located in Les Bons, Encamp Parish, Andorra. It is a heritage property registered in the Cultural Heritage of Andorra. It was built in 1164.

FC Encamp

FC Encamp is an Andorran football club based in Encamp. Founded in 1950, it is the oldest football club of the Andorran First Division. The club currently plays in Primera Divisió.

Les Bons

Les Bons (Catalan pronunciation: [ləz ˈβɔns]) is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of Encamp.

Primera Divisió

The Lliga Nacional de Fútbol, also known as Primera Divisió (First Division) or Campionat de Lliga, is the top football league for Andorra.

The league was launched in 1995 sponsored by the local federation (Andorran Football Federation) which was created just one year before, in 1994. Until then the clubs played since 1970 an amateur league without a structure or affiliation with any official institution. After the UEFA and FIFA affiliation in 1996 the Andorran clubs are able to compete in the UEFA competitions. Until 2015 the league was known as Lliga Grup Becier and during 2016 Lliga Grup Sant Eloi. It was renamed in 2017 as Lliga Multisegur Assegurances for sponsorship reasons.All the teams in the league play in the same stadiums owned by the federation. The same occurs in all other Andorran competitions, such as Copa Constitució and Supercopa.

FC Andorra, one of the major clubs in the country based in Andorra la Vella have never played in this league. They play in the Spanish league system, because they are registered with the Royal Spanish Football Federation, but the team is mostly composed of players with Andorran nationality.

Primera Divisió (futsal)

The Primera Divisió de Futsal is the premier futsal league in Andorra. The league is played under UEFA rules and organized by Andorran Football Federation, currently consists of 10 teams.

Segona Divisió

The Andorran Segona Divisió (Second Division), or Lliga Biosphere for sponsorship reasons, is the second highest football league in Andorra.

Former FC Santa Coloma reserve team were renamed UE Santa Coloma for 2007–08 (therefore eligible for promotion) and finally gained access to the Campionat de Lliga after finishing top place.

CE Jenlai are the current holders, having won the 2015-16 title.

Vila, Andorra

Vila (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbilə]) is a village in Andorra, located in the parish of Encamp.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.