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Andorra

Andorra is a tiny state, situated high in the eastern Pyrenees, between FRANCE and SPAIN. The state consists of deep valleys and high mountain peaks which reach heights of 3000 m/9843 ft. Although only 20 km/12 miles wide and 30 km/19 miles long, the spectacular scenery and climate attract many tourists. About 10 million visitors arrive each year, during the cold weather when heavy snowfalls makes for ideal skiing, or in summer when the weather is mild and sunny and the mountains are used for walking. Tourism and the duty-free trade are now involved in the tourist industry may raise sheep and cattle on the high pastures. Although Andorra has no airport or railroad, there is a good road system. The average life expectancy from birth is 95 for women, 86 for men and 91 years overall. In 1993., an Andorran government was elected and has its own Parliament after 715 years of being ruled by France’s leader and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel.

Andorra Tour: Andorra – Fact and Info

  • Geographic coordinates: 42 30 N, 1 30 E
    Area: 468 sq km
  • Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
  • Climate: temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers
  • Population: 83,888
  • Ethnic groups: Spanish 43%,Andorran 33%,Portuguese 11%,French 7%,other 6%
  • Religions: Roman Catholic (predominant)
  • Languages: Catalan (official), French, Castilian, Portuguese
  • Capital city: Andorra la Vella
  • National holiday: Our Lady of Meritxell Day, 8 September (1278)
  • Internet country code: .ad
  • International Country Calling Code: 376
  • Currency: euro (EUR)
  • web sites: www.andorra.ad, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra, www.andorra.com

Andorra