- Andorra la Vella; 21,000
- 468 square kilometers (181 square miles)
- Catalan, French, Castilian (Spanish)
- Roman Catholic
- GDP per Capita:
- U.S. $19,000
- Literacy Percent:
Andorra Facts Flag
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.
- 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
A brilliant blur as it plucks a butterfly from the air, the European bee-eater leads a colorful life on three continents.
Madrid boasts some of Spain's best museums, fútbol clubs, and nightlife.
From intriguing ruins on the British Isles to towering Alpine palaces in full glory, these classic European structures are full of history and wonder.
Travel Photos From Your Shot
Browse Stunning Images of These Natural Marvels
Shop National Geographic
Special Ad Section
Watch as Nat Geo photographers reveal what drives them to create iconic images.