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Resources about Andorra including maps, facts about the land, people,
history, government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Andorra
GDP 3.85 billion (2009)
Natural resources: Hydroelectric power, mineral water, timber,
iron ore, lead.
Agriculture: Products--tobacco, sheep.
Industry: Types--tourism, (mainstay of the economy), tobacco
Trade: Major activities are commerce and banking; no official
figures are available. Duty-free status.
Official currency: Euro.
Geography of Andorra
Area: 468 sq. km. (180 sq. mi.); about half the size of New
Cities: Capital-Andorra la Vella.
Climate: Temperate, cool, dry.
Government of Andorra
Type: Parliamentary democracy that retains as its heads of
state two co-princes.
Constitution: Ratified in March 1993.
Branches: Heads of State--Two co-princes (President of France,
Bishop of Seu d'Urgell in Spain). Executive--Head of
Government (Cap de Govern) and eight ministers (Executive
Council). Legislative--Parliament (General Council), founded
1419, consisting of 28 members. Judicial--Civil cases heard in
first instance by four judges (batlles) and in appeals by the
one-judge Court of Appeals. The highest body is the five-
member Superior Council of Justice. Criminal cases are heard
by the Tribunal of Courts in Andorra la Vella.
Subdivisions: Seven parishes (parroquies)--Andorra la Vella,
Canillo, Encamp, La Massana, Ordino, Sant Julia de LÚria, and
Escaldes make up the districts represented in the General
Political parties/groups: Andorran Liberal Party (PLA), Social
Democratic Party (PS) and Andorra for Change (ApC) Party.
Suffrage: Universal at 18.
Map of Andorra
This Map of Andorra shows the borders of the country, as well
as rivers, and cities including Andorra La Vella the capital
of Andorra. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Andorra
The Official Name of Andorra is Principality of Andorra. (Facts from
the U.S. State Department)
People of Andorra
Nationality: Noun and adjective-Andorran(s).
Population 84,082 (end of 2009)
Annual growth rate: 2% (2009)
Ethnic groups: Catalan, Spanish, French, Portuguese.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Languages: Catalan (official), Spanish, French.
Education: Years compulsory--to age 16. Attendance--100%.
Health: Infant mortality rate (2006)--3/1,000. (No later
figures available). Life expectancy (2002)--76 yrs. male; 81
yrs. female. (No later figures available).
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