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 General information

The Principality of Andorra (French : Principauté d'Andorre, Spanish: Principado de Andorra, Catalan : Principat d'Andorra) is a small landlocked country in southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by France and Spain. Once isolated, it is currently a prosperous country mainly because of tourism and its status as a tax haven . It has the highest life expectancy in the world , at 83.51 years.

Andorra is a co-principality with the President of France and the Bishop of Urgell , Spain as co-princes . The politics of Andorra take place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democracy , whereby the Prime Minister of Andorra is the head of government , and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
Andorra is defended by Spain and France. Andorra currently has no military force.

Andorrans constitute a minority in their own country; only 33% of inhabitants hold Andorran nationality. The largest group of foreign nationals is that of Spaniards (43%), with Portuguese (11%) and French (7%) nationals the other main groups. The remaining 6% belong to several other nationalities. The current population is estimated at 71,201 (2006).

  • 3-Letter abbreviation: AND
  • 2-Letter abbreviation: AD
  • Country common name: Andorra
  • Country official name: Principat d'Andorra
  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital: Andorra la Vella
  • Other major cities: Les Escaldas, Canillo, Encamp, La Massana
  • Currency: Euro
  • Official languages: Catalan
  • Motto: " Strength comes from unity. Unity provides Strength (Virtus unita fortior)."
 Geographic information
  • Surface area: 468  km²
  • Highest point: Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m
  • Neighbouring countries: France, Spain
  • Neighbouring seas and oceans: None
 Population
  • Population (in millions): 0.07
  • Gross domestic product (GDP) per inhabitant (in US dollars): 19,000
  • Density (inhabitants per km²): 147.76
  • Average age (in years): 39.1
  • Life expectancy at birth (in years): 83.49
 Telephone & Internet communication
  • Country international telephone code: + 376
  • Internet code: .ad
  • Number of Internet users: 21,900 (2005)