Principality of Andorra

Principality of Andorra is a small country in southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France.

It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe having an area of 468 km2 and an estimated population of 83,888 in 2009. Its capital, Andorra la Vella

is the highest capital city in Europe, being at an elevation of 1023 metres. The Principality was formed in 1278.

The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, French, and Portuguese are also commonly spoken.

The role of monarch is exercised jointly by the two co-princes, the President of the French Republic and the Bishop of Urgell, Catalonia, Spain.

Andorra is a prosperous country mainly because of its tourism industry, with more than 10 million visitors a year.

It is not a member of the European Union, but the Euro is the currency used.

Extracted from Wikipedia.

   

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