La Massana

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La Massana
The towns of La Massana and Ordino (in the foreground)
viewed from the peak of Casamanya (2740 m)

Coat of arms
Position of La Massana parish in Andorra
Coordinates (La Massana town): 42°32′40″N 1°30′52″E / 42.54444°N 1.51444°E / 42.54444; 1.51444Coordinates: 42°32′40″N 1°30′52″E / 42.54444°N 1.51444°E / 42.54444; 1.51444
Country Andorra
Parishes La Massana
Villages Anyós, Arinsal, El Pui, Erts, Escàs, L'Aldosa, Mas de Ribafeta, Pal,
Puiol del Piu, Sispony, Xixerella
Government
 • Mayor Josep Mª Camp Areny
Area
 • Total 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Highest elevation 2,942 m (9,652 ft)
Lowest elevation 1,134 m (3,720 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 9,664
 • Density 148/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym massanenc, massanenca

La Massana is one of the seven parishes of Andorra. It is in the northwest of the country. La Massana is also the name of the main town of the parish. The name Massana is from the Latin name mattianam for a type of apple.[1]

The parish has many mountains. It has the highest mountain in Andorra, Coma Pedrosa.

The parish has many tourists. They go for skiing, snowboarding, and ski biking. In summer, the main activities are hiking, climbing, mountain biking, 4x4 trails, and canyoning.

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