Andorra Guide

Andorra Guide

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

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

Religions:

  • 99% Roman Catholic
  • 1% other

Climate

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.

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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.

Economy

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%

Plants

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.

Animals

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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