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Lake Tristaina de Baix, near the Ordino-Arcalís ski-resort, Andorra.Lake Tristaina de Baix, near the Ordino-Arcalís ski-resort.
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Destination Andorra. The tiny but sovereign coprincipality of Andorra is situated in south-western Europe, in the eastern Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain.

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


Country Profile



Background:

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.
 
 

Official Name:
Principat d'Andorra
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: Mon-Dec-5  21:34
Local Time = UTC+1


Government:
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.

Geography:
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.

People:
Nationality: Andorran(s)
Population: 71,700 (2015)
Ethnic groups: Andorrans, Catalans, Spaniards, French, Portuguese.
Religion: Roman Catholic
Official Languages: Catalan (official), Spanish and French
Literacy: 99,9%

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 Andorra

Principaute d' Andorra
Govern d'Andorra, the Andorra Government.

Consell General Principat d'Andorra
General Council Principality of Andorra, the Parliament of Andorra.


Statistics
Servei d'Estudis i estadística
Andorra statistics (in Catalan)

Maps

Maps of Andorra
Andorran Maps.
Map of Andorra
Political Map of Andorra.

Google Earth Google Earth Map Andorra
Searchable map and satellite view of Andorra.
Google Earth 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.

Casa de la Vall, seat of the General Council of Andorra
Casa de la Vall, seat of the General Council of Andorra (Andorran Parliament).
Image: Maria Rosa Ferre

News


BOPA / Journal officiel de la Principauté
The official Bulletin of Andorra (in Catalan)

El Periodico
Catalan news paper (in Spanish and Catalan)
 

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Arts & Culture


cultura.ad
Official culture portal of Andorra (in Catalan)

Biblioteca nacional
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.
Guia Electrònica
Yellow pages Andorra.
 
 
 
Travel and Tour Consumer Information


Country 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.

Destination Andorra

Visit Andorra
Official Tourist information website of Andorra.

Andorra on line
A commercial guide to the Principality of Andorra (in Catalan and Spanish)

andorra.com
Andorra hotels.

 
 

Education

Universitat d'Andorra
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).
 
 

History


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.
 
 

Search


andorraportal.com
Another Andorran portal.

Additional Information on Andorra

BBC Country profile Andorra

Open Directory: Andorra

Wikipedia: Andorra

The World Factbook -- Andorra
 
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