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Living in Encamp, the heart of Andorra

Postal code: AD200 | Coordinates 42º 32' 10.79'' North 1º 34' 59.20'' East | Average altitude: 1.300 m

Located in the very heart of Andorra, Encamp is a wonderful destination where tradition and modern life have come together exquisitely. The main town centre, the town of Encamp, sits in a magnificent valley. For its part, Pas de la Casa, surrounded by majestic mountains, is a booming town centre in constant growth and modernisation. The towns of Les Bons and Vila make this parish complete.

Climate | Due to its altitude, the climate in Encamp is Mediterranean, yet with the noted influence of the high mountains, particularly in the winter, with snow and cold temperatures that can often dip down to zero degrees Celsius. With the arrival of summer, the climate becomes more moderate, with average temperatures at around 23 degrees Celsius. Bearing in mind the altitude of Pas de la Casa, in the winter the climate is cold and dry, with precipitation that comes in the form of snow. In the summer, the temperatures reach an average of 18 degrees Celsius.

Language | The official language of the country is Catalan, although Spanish, French, English and Portuguese are commonly used throughout the entire territory of Andorra; and to a lesser degree Russian, German and other languages are also spoken here.

Local administration | Encamp accommodates the offices of national institutions and services, in addition to the “Comú” or Parish Council of Encamp. Just 10 km away are the main headquarters of the central government and other national and international organisations.

Financial services | Encamp accommodates the branch offices of the country’s five bank groups, which moreover have extensive business hours, Monday through Friday.

Transportation connections | Encamp boasts good connections with both the national and international road systems and also has a number of helicopter landing points. Moreover, located just 45 km away is the Seu d’Urgell Airport, which receives flights with destination Andorra. The airport of Lleida (Spain) is an hour and a half away, and the international airports of Barcelona (Spain) and Toulouse (France) are only three hours away.

Educational Centres | The Parish of Encamp has three schools (primary and secondary education) that correspond to the three coexisting educational systems: the Andorran system, the French system and the Spanish system. Nearby, in other parishes, you will find private international schools, government-funded private schools (in keeping with the Spanish model) and one professional training school, as well as two conventional, presence-based universities and two online universities.

Shopping | If you decide to come and live in Encamp, you will find an abundant selection of shopping options associated with the ski, snow and mountain world. Shops carrying the top international ski brands and all the accessories that you need to enjoy life in full contact with nature, always at very competitive prices, as the applicable Value Added Tax (known as the IGI in Andorra) is only 4.5%.

Grandvalira | There are many advantages to living in Encamp. Among others, just at your feet is the largest ski area in the south of Europe. Endless ski slopes, top-notch services of all sorts, elite sports events on the world calendar and countless different activities and events associated with the ski world for the whole family to enjoy.

Recreation, entertainment | Culture, shopping, restaurants, mountain hikes, incredible parks, indoor and outdoor sports! When you live in Encamp, you are sure to enjoy a wide range of activities with the great advantage that they vary with the seasons.

At Andorra Sotheby’s International Realty, you can consult all the information you need in order to live in Encamp and set up your residence in Andorra.