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Principality of Andorra | Principat d'Andorra
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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.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.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)
border countries: France, Spain
Local short form: Andorra
Int'l long form: Principality of Andorra
Int'l short form: Andorra
ISO Country Code: ad
Country Calling Code: +376
Capital: Andorra la Vella
Actual Time: Thu-Dec-12 04:02
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: 78,000 (2011)
Ethnic groups: Andorrans, Catalans, Spaniards, French, Portuguese.
Religion: Roman Catholic
Official Languages: Catalan (official), Spanish and French
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Sources: Servei d'Estudis del Ministeri de Finances, Ministeri de Turisme i Medi Ambient and others.
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Principaute d' Andorra
Govern d'Andorra, the Andorra Government.
Consell General Principat d'Andorra
General Council Principality of Andorra, the Parliament of Andorra.
Embassy 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.
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
|BOPA / Journal officiel de la Principauté
The official Bulletin of Andorra (in Catalan)
Catalan news paper
The national library of Andorra.
Festivals and Traditions
All Andorra's festivals and customs were originally related to Catholic religious feasts 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.
|Cambra de Comerç Indústria
Andorran Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services.
Yellow pages Andorra.
Official Tourist information website of Andorra.
Official Tourist information in Dutch, French and German.
Andorra on line
A virtual guide to the Principality of Andorra.
Hotels in Andorra
Find a Hotel in Andorra.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
University home page, information about the University of Andorra (in Catalan)
Centre de Biodiversitat
d'Andorra - IEA
Andorra's Biodiversity Center (in French).
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.
Another Andorran portal.
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