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26/07/2023 - 21:45

Towns and villages in Andorra: what to do and see

It is well-known that Andorra is a small country, and it is even labelled as a microstate, but the principality packs a lot of character and culture into its 468 square kilometres. There are so many beautiful and charming Andorra villages worth visiting, from Ordino to Santa Coloma to Soldeu and beyond.

In this guide to Andorra regions, Andorra towns and Andorra villages, we’ll outline how the principality is structured, where the biggest and smallest Andorra towns are located and what you can see and do there.

Villages in Andorra

What are the largest and smallest towns in Andorra?

Let’s start with a detailed list of Andorra towns and villages by size. It won’t surprise anyone that Andorra la Vella, which is the capital and the main Andorra city, is number one with its population of approximately 20,500, which is more than a quarter of the entire Andorra population of 79,000. After that, the population of each of the towns in Andorra drops off quite sharply.

Here, then, is that list of the 40 largest towns in Andorra by population:

  1. Andorra la Vella: 20,600
  2. Escaldes-Engordany: 14,400
  3. Encamp: 8,200
  4. Sant Julià de Lòria: 7,900
  5. La Massana: 4,600
  6. Santa Coloma: 2,900
  7. El Pas de la Casa: 2,900
  8. Ordino: 2,100
  9. Canillo: 1,800
  10. Arinsal: 1,600
  11. Les Bons: 1,200
  12. El Tarter: 1,100
  13. Sispony: 950
  14. Vila: 950
  15. Soldeu: 700
  16. Aixirivall: 650
  17. L'Aldosa: 650
  18. Anyós: 600
  19. Incles: 550
  20. La Cortinada: 500
  21. Erts: 400
  22. Escàs: 200
  23. Pal: 200
  24. Arans: 200
  25. L'Aldosa: 200
  26. Auvinyà: 150
  27. Juberri: 150
  28. Ransol: 150
  29. Sornàs: 150
  30. Llorts: 150
  31. Aixovall: 100
  32. Fontaneda: 100
  33. El Serrat: 100
  34. Certers: 50
  35. Meritxell: 50
  36. Els Plans: 50
  37. Nagol: 50
  38. Segudet: 50
  39. Ansalonga: 50
  40. El Forn: 50

 

What are the largest and smallest Andorra regions?

In terms of how the towns in Andorra are structured, the country is divided into seven different parishes. So, each of the Andorra villages or towns listed above belongs to one of these parishes, which have the same name as one of the main towns of that parish.

The seven parishes of Andorra are, in order of population:

  1. Andorra la Vella: 23,600
  2. Escaldes–Engordany: 16,000
  3. Encamp: 13,200
  4. Sant Julià de Lòria: 9,200
  5. La Massana: 8,500
  6. Canillo: 4,600
  7. Ordino: 3,300