Andorra is a small landlocked principality located high in the Pyrenees mountains. Here you can learn 18 interesting facts about Andorra
- Andorra is a tiny, landlocked independent principality in the Pyrenees mountains, South Western Europe.
- It is bordered by France to the north and east and Spain to the south and west.
- Should you wish to visit Andorra whilst trekking through the Pyrenees, the coordinates are 42.5000° N, 1.5167°
Flag of Andorra
- The terrain here is made up of rugged mountains, separated by narrow valleys. Perfect for winter skiing!
- The total land area of Andorra is 180.7 square miles (468 square kilometres).
- This makes Andorra the 16th smallest nation in the world!
- The international dialling code for Andorra is +376
- Andorra’s population was 77,006 in 2018.
- The capital is Andorra la Vella which covers an area of 11.6 square miles (30 square kilometres) and has a population of 22,256 (2011).
- The average life span here is 81.2 active years (2016).
- The climate in Andorra is temperate, with warm dry summers and cold and snowy winters. It also experiences 300 days of sunshine on average each year, so don’t forget your ski boots and sunglasses!
- Did you know, the male head of the family in Andorra is required by law to own a gun in case of attack or emergency?
- There are no airports in Andorra, it can only be reached by road through France or Spain.
- The official language of Andorra is Catalan. Although Catalan is spoken in Spain, France and Sardinia, Andorra is the only country in the world to recognise it as its official language.
- Despite not actually being part of the European Union, Euro is the official currency here – perfect, as most of us have got a couple of those lying around!
- Andorra grows rye, wheat, oats and barley and rears sheep.
- Its industry consists of tourism, banking and timber.
- Andorra also exports furniture and tobacco products.
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