Parishes of Andorra

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Updates: 

Added 2014 population figures from source [2].

Source [1], accessed in 2004, listed postal codes for the seven parishes and 52 localities. There were only seven distinct codes mentioned in the document. The last two digits were "00" in all instances. The more recent version has some codes ending in "01".

Change Notice 6 to FIPS PUB 10-4 was published on 2001-01-28. It shows the separation of Escaldes-Engordany from Andorra la Vella.

ISO/DIS 3166-2 (draft international standard), from 1996, showed seven parishes in Andorra, with their codes. The official international standard ISO 3166-2, published on 1998-12-15, mentioned that there were seven parishes, but didn't give names or codes. It said the divisions were "not relevant". ISO 3166-2 Newsletter I-8, published on 2007-04-17, provided ISO parish codes for Andorra that were the same as in the original draft.

Country overview: 

Short nameANDORRA
ISO codeAD
FIPS codeAN
LanguageCatalan (ca)
Time zone+1 ~
CapitalAndorra la Vella

 

Andorra has been a joint fief of France and Spain throughout the 20th century.

Other names of country: 

  1. Catalan: Principat d'Andorra (formal)
  2. Dutch: Vorstendom Andorra (formal)
  3. English: Principality of Andorra (formal)
  4. French: Andorre, PrincipautÚ f d'Andorre f (formal)
  5. Italian: Andorra
  6. Norwegian: Andorra, Fyrsted°mmet Andorra (formal)
  7. Portuguese: Andorra, Principado m de Andorra f (formal)
  8. Russian: Княжество Андорра (formal)
  9. Spanish: Principado m de Andorra f (formal)
  10. Turkish: Andora, Andora Prensliği (formal)

Origin of name: 

Possibly Navarrian andurrial: land covered with bushes, or Basque ama: ten, iturri: springs

Primary subdivisions: 

Since 1978 Andorra is divided into seven parishes (parr˛quies; sing.: parr˛quia).

The local governments of the parishes are styled 'communes' (comuns; sing.: com˙).

ParishHASCISOFIPSPostPopulationArea(km.▓)Area(mi.▓)Capital
Andorra la VellaAD.AN07AN0750024,801125Andorra
CanilloAD.CA02AN021005,83512147Canillo
EncampAD.EN03AN0320012,8637429Encamp
Escaldes-EngordanyAD.EE08AN0870015,5534718Les Escaldes
La MassanaAD.MA04AN0440011,6276124La Massana
OrdinoAD.OR05AN053005,4518934Ordino
Sant JuliÓ de L˛riaAD.JL06AN066009,9206023Sant JuliÓ de L˛ria
7 parishes85,330464179
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes.
  • ISO: Codes from international standard ISO 3166-2.
  • FIPS: Codes from FIPS PUB 10-4, a U.S. government standard.
  • Post: Parish postal codes. Prefix them with AD for the full code. (This is a new postal
    code system implemented in 2004.)
  • Population: 2024-01-31 census, compiled from population registers (source [5]).
  • Area: Source [4].

Territorial extent: 

The UN LOCODE page  for Andorra lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.

Origins of names: 

Les Escaldes: Catalan for 'The Baths' in the meaning of 'thermal springs'.

Change history: 

1978-06-14: The former quarter (quart) of Escaldes-Engordany splits as a parish from Andorra la Vella (former FIPS code AN01).

Other names of subdivisions: 

  1. Andorra la Vella: Andorra (informal); Andorra-a-Velha (Portuguese); Andorre-la-Vieille (French); Andorra la Vieja (Spanish) [literally, Andorra the old.]
  2. Escaldes-Engordany: Escaldes i Engordany, Les Escaldes (variant)

Population history:

District196319711975198019891999200920122024
Andorra la Vella7,21413,89218,30413,82519,00321,18923,38022,39824,081
Canillo4264366377551,2872,7065,9034,1335,835
Encamp1,0962,1072,4744,1167,13410,59514,26312,05112,863
Escaldes-Engordany[3,176][5,830][7,372]9,84612,28715,29916,86114,28215,553
La Massana6019531,4252,1553,9016,2769,7739,90211,627
Ordino3814114747131,2552,2834,1874,4175,451
Sant JuliÓ de L˛ria1,6382,7513,2444,0506,0207,6239,7159,0639,920
Total11,35620,55026,55835,46050,88765,97184,08276,24685,330

 

All data shown here are from source [2]. The source actually has yearly figures for every year from 1963 to 2012. I selected 1963 because it was the earliest, 1971 because source [3] has the same figures (rounded off) and identified as "1971 census", 1975 and 1989 because those were on the U.S. Census Bureau's list of censuses, and the other dates to fill in the spaces. The U.N. Statistics Division's list of censuses says that the census date for 1989 was 1989-07-12. Population data since 1999 have been compiled from population registers. Data for Escaldes-Engordany before 1978 are probably proleptic, and are shown in square brackets.

Sources: 

  1. [1] Andorra address formats, according to the Universal Postal Union (http://www.upu.int/post_code/en/countries/AND.pdf, dead link, retrieved 2004-08-06). A newer version is available at Andorra  (retrieved 2013-03-17).
  2. [2] Population by Parish . Departament d┤EstadÝstica, Andorra la Vella (retrieved 2013-03-17).
  3. [3] EncyclopŠdia Britannica, 15th Edition, Chicago, 1984.
  4. [4] About Andorra . Andorra Turisme SAU (retrieved 2013-03-17).
  5. [5] Population by Parish . Departament d┤EstadÝstica, Nota de Premsa (retrieved 2024-03-07).
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