Andorra Guide

Andorra Guide

Andorra – country information

Country name Andorra
Official name Principality of Andorra
Capital Andorra la Vella
continent Europe
Area 468 km
Population 76 098 (2013)
Foundation of a state 1. 1. 1278
The highest mountains Coma Pedrosa 2946 m
State system a principality with a republican system and one political party
The biggest cities Andorra la Vella (capital) 23,000
Official language Catalan
Ethnicity/National Composition Spanish 46.4%, Andorrans 28.3%, Portuguese 11.1%, French 7.6%, others 6.6%
Religious affiliation Roman Catholics 90%, others 10%
Currency 1 Franc (Fr) = 100 centimes, 1 Spanish
Average life expectancy of the population 83.51 let (2006)
Structure of GDP agriculture, forestry and fishing 0.7%, mining 2.3%, industry 11%, construction 12%, services 74%

Andorra – neighboring countries

State Capital Area Populace
Francie Paris 551 500 km 65 844 000
Spain Madrid 505,992 km 46 609 700

Country overview

According to Abbreviationfinder, the tiny and isolated principality of Andorra lies in the heart of the eastern Pyrenees, on the border of France and Spain. It is formed by the branched main valley of the Valira River, facing south towards Spain and surrounded by a ring of wild mountains reaching a height of three thousand meters with distinct glacial modeling. The altitude does not fall below 900 m anywhere.

Country data

Location: Europe

Time zone: CET

Total area: 468 km²

Land area: 468 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 118 km

Bordering countries:
France: 55 km
Spain: 63 km

Coastline: 0 km

Capital: Andorra la Vella

Regions: 7
Andorra la Vella, Canillo, Encamp, La Massana, Escaldes-Engordany, Ordino, Sant Julia de Loria

Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 376 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m


Population: approx. 85,000 (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 0.2% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 139

Life expectancy: 81 (male), 87 (female)

Official language: Catalan, French, Portuguese


  • 99% Roman Catholic
  • 1% other


There is a moderate mountain climate, which is comparable to that in Germany.

In summer the average temperature is around 17 ° C and in winter around 1 ° C.

In the high mountains there is snow for several months in winter.


Currency / finance

Currency unit: € / Euro (EUR)

Division: 1 € = 100 cents

ATMs: Available in many cities.

International credit cards: These are accepted by many hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.

Customs regulations

Andorra is a duty-free area. However, border controls are carried out by Spain and France.

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 300 cigarettes or 75 cigars or 400 g of tobacco
  • 1.5 liters of liqueur with more than 22 percent or 3 liters of liqueur with less than 22 percent
  • 1 kg of coffee
  • small amounts of perfume

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

The penalties for trafficking and possession of all kinds of drugs are very high.

You should have an English-language certificate from your doctor with you for any necessary medication that may be anesthetized.

Travel advice

There is currently no country-specific safety notice for Andorra.


The small state between France and Spain was isolated for many years and is now considered an impoverished country that lives mainly from tourism.

Since Andorra has hardly any natural resources, a long-term change in the economy is not expected.

Industries: banking, wood processing, tourism, livestock

Natural resources: lumber, iron ores, hydropower

Land use:

  • Usable land: 5%
  • Grain cultivation: 0%
  • Pasture area: 45%
  • Forests: 35%
  • other: 15%


Large parts of the country consist of meadows and pastures that are used for animal husbandry. Many different types of flowers and grass can be found on these levels.

The forests consist mainly of birch, oak, spruce and pine.


In general, the animal world is comparable to that of Central Europe. Numerous small animals and bird species can be found here.

Up to a height of about 3,000 meters you can see eagles, falcons, geese, vultures, chamois, ibex and wild goats.

Otherwise the animal world consists mainly of farm animals that are kept on the large pastures.

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