Andorra is a principality located in the Pyrenees, between Spain and France. Lilleputtlandet is one of Europe’s oldest states, and a mountainous country with partly very high peaks.
|Capital:||Andorra La Vella|
|Biggest city:||Andorra La Vella|
|Population:||85 300 (2013)|
|Population density:||179 residents per km²|
|Life expectancy:||83 years|
1 euro = 9.76 kr
|GDP per capita:||$ 42,500 (2007)|
|Time difference:||+0 hours|
|Electricity:||240/125 V AC, 50 Hz|
|National Day:||September 8|
|Country area code:||376|
|2-Letter country abbreviation:||A.D (See more abbreviations on Abbreviationfinder)|
|Business:||tourism, tobacco industry, financial management|
|Climate:||temperate; cold, snowy winters and hot summers|
Andorra attracts over 10 million visitors annually. Most people are attracted here because of the excellent opportunities for winter sports. For about six months the country is covered with snow, but the summers are hot and dry. The beautiful mountain peaks and valleys offer an outstanding nature during the summer months, with fantastic hiking trails in an unexploited landscape.
Due to its relatively isolated location and small size, Andorra has been outside many of the historical and political events that have taken place in the rest of Europe, such as the First and Second World Wars and the Spanish Civil War.
From 1278 the country was ruled jointly by France and Spain. For about 300 years, power was divided between the bishops of the Spanish Urgel and the counts of Foix in France. Today, the supremacy of Andorra is held jointly by the Bishop of Urgel and the President of France.
The country held its first referendum in 1993, leading to a modern democracy, with constitutions, parliaments and political parties. In the same year, Andorra became a member of the UN and the Council of Europe. As a microstate, Andorra lacks some state institutions such as the armed forces and its own currency, but maintains its own foreign policy.
Duty-free trade, which was previously significant, ceased in 1993 following an agreement with the EU. The country was previously known as a tax haven with strict bank secrecy and no income or corporation tax. Today, the country has both income and corporation tax, and has also implemented a number of economic reforms to increase transparency in the financial sector.
Andorra has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, and according to official statistics, there is no unemployment in the country.
The following objects in Andorra are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The year in which the item was added to the list is indicated in parentheses.
- Madriu-Perafita-Clarordalen (2004)
Electricity and electrical outlets in Andorra
Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Type of plug: C, F
Need an adapter: No, you do not need an adapter.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Weather in Andorra La Vella
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Andorra La Vella
According to Countryaah, Andorra la Vella literally means “Old Andorra”, and is the capital of the Principality of Andorra. In 2002, the city had 20,724 residents.
The city’s main industry is tourism, but it also makes money from the low taxes in Andorra. The city is located at 1013 meters above sea level and is thus Europe’s highest capital.