Flag of Andorra
Location map of Andorra
With an area of 468 km² it is about 3 times the size of Liechtenstein, or 2.5 times the size of Washington, D.C., making it one of the smallest countries in the world bordered by more than one other country.
Andorra has a population of 71,700 people (2015). Capital and largest town is Andorra la Vella. Spoken languages are Catalan (official), Spanish and French.
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Principality of Andorra | Principat d'Andorra
Long isolated and impoverished, mountainous Andorra has achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry. Many immigrants (legal and illegal) are attracted to the thriving economy with its lack of income taxes.
Local short form: Andorra
Int'l long form: Principality of Andorra
Int'l short form: Andorra
ISO Country Code: ad, and
Country Calling Code: +376
Capital: Andorra la Vella
Actual Time: Thu-June-29 14:20
Local Time = UTC+1
Parliamentary democracy that retains as its heads of state two Co-princes.
Constitution: first written Constitution of Andorra 14 March 1993.
Independence: with the signing of the Pariatges 1278-1288.
Location: Southwestern Europe, on the massif of the Pyrenees between France and Spain.
North: 42° 39' 15''; South: 42° 25' 38''; West: 1° 24' 34''; East: 1° 47' 19''
Area: 468 sq. km (180 sq. mi)
Climate: Temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers.
Population: 71,700 (2015)
Ethnic groups: Andorrans, Catalans, Spaniards, French, Portuguese.
Religion: Roman Catholic
Official Languages: Catalan (official), Spanish and French
Exports - commodities tobacco products, furniture.
Imports - commodities: consumer goods, food, fuel, electricity.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Sources: Servei d'Estudis del Ministeri de Finances, Ministeri de Turisme i Medi Ambient and others.
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Official Sites of AndorraUntil 1993 there was no clear separation between legislative, executive and judicial branches in Andorra. Only the Constitution of 4 May 1993 established Andorra's politics in a framework of a parliamentary representative democracy. Head of state is the Prime Minister, the leader of the General Council of Andorra. Head of state are traditionally two Co-Princes, the President of France and the Bishop of Urgell (Catalonia, Spain).
Principaute d' Andorra
Govern d'Andorra, the Andorra Government.
Consell General Principat d'Andorra
General Council Principality of Andorra, the Parliament of Andorra.
Servei d'Estudis i estadística
Andorra statistics (in Catalan)
Maps of Andorra
Map of Andorra
Political Map of Andorra.
Google Earth Map Andorra
Searchable map and satellite view of Andorra.
Google Earth Map Andorra la Vella
Searchable map and satellite view of Andorra's capital.
Topographic Map of the Iberian Peninsula
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
Image: Maria Rosa Ferre
BOPA / Journal officiel de la Principauté
The official Bulletin of Andorra (in Catalan)
Catalan news paper (in Spanish and Catalan)
Bookmark/share this page
Arts & Culture
Official culture portal of Andorra (in Catalan)
The national library of Andorra.
Festivals and Traditions
All Andorra's festivals and customs were originally related to Catholic religious celebrations and the natural cycles of the earth.
Fundació Valenti Claverol
Valenti Claverol Foundation houses the lifelong work of Valenti Claverol and his father, pioneer Andorran photographer José Claverol.
Business & Economy
Andorra has become a wealthy international commercial center because of its banking sector and low taxes. As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure. Although not a member of the EU, Andorra enjoys a special relationship with the organization and uses the euro as its national currency.
Cambra de Comerç Indústria i Serveis
Andorran Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services.
Andbank is the oldest private bank in Andorra, founded in 1930, has subsidiaries in several European and American states.
Banca Privada d'Andorra
Andorran (defunct?) capital bank founded in 1957, it provides banking services in Andorra, Luxembourg, and Panama.
Andorran financial group, founded in 1949.
Joint trading name of two Andorran banks, the Banc Internacional d'Andorra and its subsidiary Banca Mora.
Grans Magatzems Pyrénées (Pyrénées)
Department stores, supermarkets, restaurants, with its main department store in Andorra la Vella.
Promoting Andorra and everything to do with business, living and traveling in this country.
Travel and Tour Consumer InformationCountry Guides
Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately 10 million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping.
Official Tourist information website of Andorra.
Andorra on line
A commercial guide to the Principality of Andorra (in Catalan and Spanish)
University home page, information about the University of Andorra (in Catalan)
Environment & Nature
Centre de Biodiversitat d'Andorra - IEA
Andorra's Biodiversity Center (in French).
For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, Andorrans lived under a unique coprincipality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders (from 1607 onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell). In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern, constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy.
Arxiu Històric Nacional
The national Archives.
A thousand years of culture
Site about Andorra's history.
History of Andorra
Wikipedia entry about Andorra's history.
Sources and additional Information on Andorra
BBC Country profile Andorra
Amnesty International: Andorra
Human Rights Watch: Andorra
Reporters Without Borders: Andorra
The World Factbook -- Andorra
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