General Information about Andorra
Andorra is a principality on the border of Spain and France. It has a population of 75000 with its capital city being Andorra la Vella and its official language is Catalan. Andorra has experienced a considerable growth in tourism since World War Two.
Andorra is well known for its ski fields where it has a total of 282 km of pistes with a large number of mechanical lifts and with its many snow cannons, Andorra has a ski season from the beginning of December until the end of April.
Many of Andorra's accommodation places have special tourist classifications from hotels to mountain huts to satisfy a wide variety of needs. Andorra is also rich in mineral springs, rich in sulphur and has the largest thermal spa in Southern Europe at Caldea. Many of Andorra's hotels also provide thermal spas for their guests.
Find out what the Climate is like at Andorra
Andorra is one of the most mountainous areas in Europe and is also one of the smallest countries covering only 468km2. It is located in the middle of the Pyrenees between Spain and France. The weather is very typical for mountainous areas with very cold winters with plenty of snow and cool summers.
Learn about the Economy in Andorra
Andorra boasts a unique tax free haven which contributes substantially to the economy. An estimated 10 million tourists visit each year mainly because of its duty-free status. The agricultural sector is limited by a scarcity of land with sheep raising as their principle livestock. Manufacturing is chiefly cigarettes cigars and furniture.
Geographical information about Andorra
Andorra is divided into seven districts made up of Andorrans of Catalan stock, Spanish, Portuguese and French with the remaining made up from recent immigrants from other countries. The official language is Catalan as well as Spanish, French and Portuguese. Andorra has several high mountain valleys with highways linking the country to Spain and France with Andorra la Vella as the most important city and capital. Skiing is popular and Andorra has become a booming travel destination.
Festivals and Events
Find out whats happening at Andorra
Andorra hosts many events throughout the year with the most popular being St George's Day where roses and books are given as presents and St Lucia fair where they make traditional Christmas creches and typical Christmas products. They also artistic activities from Jazz concerts to Country Music Festivals as well as Street theater's and dance exhibitions.
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