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Countries of the World: Andorra
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 products, furniture. 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 York City. Cities: Capital-Andorra la Vella. Terrain: Mountainous. 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. Independence: 1278. 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 Council. 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%. Literacy--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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