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Canillo (Catalan pronunciation: [kəˈniʎu]) is one of the parishes of Andorra. Canillo is also the name of the main town of the parish

The highest parish in the Principality of Andorra is also the gateway to the Canillo, Soldeu and El Tarter de Grandvalira sectors, the largest ski area in the Pyrenees. You can practise all types of sports and activities related to snow. In summer, have fun with more than 115 mountain hiking routes, and explore the Juclar lakes (the largest in the country). Throughout the year, practice ice skating at the Palau de gel, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Meritxell (Patroness of Andorra) or discover the Romanesque churches.

The parish is considered the religious centre of Andorra with the Sanctuary and Chapel of Our Lady of Meritxellpatron saint of Andorra, and contains one of the best-preserved romanesque churches in the Pyrenees, Sant Joan de Caselles. It has a population of 4,826, as of 2011. Despite having a tourist vocation, the parish of Canillo still retains many livestock and agricultural traits.


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. Unlike the rest of Andorra, Canillo is divided by veïnats (neighbourhoods). Canillo Parish is Andorra’s largest parish, at 121 square kilometres (47 sq mi).

Large natural places and areas in the parish include the Incles Valley, the Ransol Valley and the Montaup Valley. On the hiking trail of the Incles Valley is located the Estany de Juclà, the largest lake in Andorra, with 21.3 hectares (0.21 km2)

Some key data

 • Total 121 km2 (47 sq mi)
1,526 m (5,007 ft)
 • Total 4,826
 • Density 42.12/km2 (109.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s) canillenc, canillenca
Website Official Tourism Office of Canillo

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