Andorra

Key Country Facts

Population: 85,660
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Andorrans are a minority in their country. Spanish nationality account for roughly 43% of the population

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Esglesia de Sant Esteve, Andorra La Vella

Other Information:

Major exports of Andorra include tobacco products and furniture

Andorra is a landlocked country, sandwiched between the French and Spanish borders. The country is a parliamentary democracy that is ruled as a co-principality by two princes—the French president and a Spanish Bishop. There roughly 85,660 Andorrans living here (2016). Andorra is the only country in the world where the official language is Catalan. But French, Castilian and Portuguese are also widely spoken. The majority of the population practices Roman Catholicism. The capital of Andorra is Andorra La Vella. The time zone is 6 hours ahead of EST.

Andorra is known for its tourism, retail and spectacular mountainous views. In fact because it is so mountainous there is only one road entering Andorra from France and likewise only one road entering Andorra from Spain. Adventurers would enjoy Andorra’s numerous ski resorts and mountainous slopes. Visitors would also enjoy Andorra’s historic churches, especially the famous Esglesia de Sant Esteve located in the capital city.

One fun fact about Andorra is that Andorrans are a minority in their country. Estimates show that roughly two thirds of the Andorran population are not of Andorran nationality. In fact people of Spanish nationality account for roughly 43% of the population.

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