Fast Facts

Population:
74,000
Capital:
Andorra la Vella; 21,000
Area:
468 square kilometers (181 square miles)
Language:
Catalan, French, Castilian (Spanish)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Currency:
Euro
GDP per Capita:
U.S. $19,000
Literacy Percent:
100
Flag: Andorra
Map: Andorra

Tiny, landlocked Andorra sits almost hidden in the high Pyrenees between France and Spain. A co-principality since the 13th century, mountainous Andorra has two princes as heads of state: France's president and Spain's Bishop of La Seu d'Urgell (a historic town just south of Andorra). The country adopted a democratic constitution in 1993, creating a parliament and limiting the power of the co-princes. The economy is based on tax-free shopping, tourism, and international banking.

ECONOMY

  • Industry: Tourism, cattle raising, timber, banking
  • Agriculture: Rye, wheat, barley, oats; sheep
  • Exports: Tobacco products, furniture

—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition

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