Canillo

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Canillo
The 12th-century Romanesque church of San Joan de Caselles

Coat of arms
Position of Canillo parish in Andorra
Coordinates (Canillo town): 42°34′00″N 1°36′00″E / 42.5666667°N 1.6°E / 42.5666667; 1.6Coordinates: 42°34′00″N 1°36′00″E / 42.5666667°N 1.6°E / 42.5666667; 1.6
Country Andorra
Parishes Canillo
Villages Bordes d'Envalira, El Forn, El Tarter,
El Vilar, Els Plans, Incles, L'Armiana, L'Aldosa, Meritxell, Molleres, Prats, Ransol, Sant Pere, Soldeu
Government
 • Mayor Enric Casadevall Medrano
Area
 • Total 110 km2 (40 sq mi)
Elevation 1,526 m (5,007 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,663
 • Density 42.12/km2 (109.1/sq mi)
Demonym canillenc, canillenca

Canillo 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.

Notable people[change | edit source]

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