Postal code: AD600 | Coordinates 42º 28' 00'' North 1º 29' 32'' East | Average altitude: 908 m
The first image of the country for those who enter Andorra from Spain, the Parish of Sant Julià de Lòria is made up of ten different towns: Sant Julià de Lòria, Aixovall, Bissisarri, Fontaneda, Auvinyà, Aixirivall, Juberri, Nagol, Certers and Llumeneres. During the winter, this parish is an excellent place to enjoy winter sports at Naturlandia Park. In the summer, with the arrival of the warmer temperatures, the mountain reveals all of its majestic splendour, beckoning all to enjoy mountain activities or to revel in the glistening waters of the River Valira.
Climate | The climate is Mediterranean, yet with the noted influence of the high mountains. This can lead to extreme conditions during the winter, with cold and snow, making it common to see sub-zero temperatures. Living in Sant Julià de Lòria during the summer is truly wonderful, as the temperatures are mild and seldom exceed 30 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 | Sant Julià de Lòria accommodates the offices of national institutions and services, in addition to the “Comú” or Parish Council of Sant Julià de Lòria. Just 20 kilometres away in Andorra la Vella are the main offices of the country’s central government, as well as different national and international institutions and organisations.
Financial services | Sant Julià de Lòria accommodates the branch offices of the country’s five bank groups, which moreover have extensive business hours, Monday through Friday.
Transportation connections | Boasting good connections with the national and international road systems, this parish is located just 20 kilometres away from the airport of Seu d’Urgell (Spain), which receives flights with destination Andorra. Moreover, the international airports of Barcelona (Spain) and Toulouse (France) are only three hours away. There are also a number of different helicopter landing points near Sant Julià de Lòria.
Educational Centres | The Parish of Sant Julià de Lòria has three schools (primary and secondary education) that correspond to two of the three coexisting educational systems: the Andorran system, the French system and the Spanish system. A few minutes away, in other parishes, you will find private international schools, government-funded private schools (in keeping with the Spanish model) and one professional training school. Moreover, the University of Andorra is headquartered in Sant Julià de Lòria.
Shopping |If you decide to come to live in Sant Julià de Lòria, you will find a long shopping avenue with everything you need, always at competitive prices, as the applicable Value Added Tax (known as the IGI in Andorra) is only 4.5%.
Naturlandia | Many are the advantages to living in Sant Julià de Lòria, such as enjoying the activities offered by Naturlandia Park. Ski slopes, hiking, children’s play areas, and an animal park, as well as restaurant services and top-notch customer service make Naturlandia an ideal outing for the entire family.
High-altitude wines | Sant Julià de Lòria is the home of the only four wineries in the country. Though only 8 hectares of land have been put to use as vineyards, the quality and originality of their wines are excellent. Indeed, this parish offers fine wine lovers and gourmets a place to discover and delight in new varietals.
Recreation, entertainment | Culture, shopping, restaurants, mountain hikes, incredible parks, indoor and outdoor sports! When you live in Sant Julià de Lòria, you are sure to enjoy a wide range of activities with the great advantage that they vary with the seasons.
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