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The landlocked Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in Europe, nestled high in the Pyrenees between the French and Spanish borders. For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, Andorrans lived under a unique coprincipality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders (from 1607 onward, the French chief of state and the Bishop of Urgell). In 1993, this feudal system was modified with the introduction of a modern constitution; the co-princes remained as titular heads of state, but the government transformed into a parliamentary democracy.

Andorra has become a popular tourist destination visited by approximately 8 million people each year drawn by the winter sports, summer climate, and duty-free shopping. Andorra has also become a wealthy international commercial center because of its mature banking sector and low taxes. As part of its effort to modernize its economy, Andorra has opened to foreign investment, and engaged in other reforms, such as advancing tax initiatives aimed at supporting a broader infrastructure. Although not a member of the EU, Andorra enjoys a special relationship with the bloc that is governed by various customs and cooperation agreements and uses the euro as its national currency.

Tourism Information...
Andorra
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The Best of Andorra...
 Andorra's Most Popular Sights...

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

  • Andorra la Vella
    • Centre Termolúdic Caldea
  • Sant Joan de Caselles – Canillo
  • Encamp
  • Les Escaldes
  • Santa Coloma
  • Sant Martí de la Cortinada-La Cortinada
  • Ordino
  • Valira d’Orient Valley
  • Vallnord

Flag_of_AndorraParishes of Andorra…

Andorra La Vella
Canillo
Encamp
Escaldes-Engordany
La Massana
Ordino
Saint Juliá de Lória
  

Country Information...
 
Capital Andorra La Vella
Largest City Andorra La Vella
Government parliamentary democracy
Currency Euro (€)
Area  468 km2 total:ranked 191st
Population 85,660 (July 2016 est.) ranked 201
Language Catalan (official), French, Castilian,Portuguese
Ethnic Groups Andorran 49%, Spanish 24.6%, Portuguese 14.3%, French 3.9%, other 8.2% (2012 est.)
Religion Roman Catholic (predominant and official)
Electricity 220V, 50Hz (European plug)
Country code +376
Internet TLD .ad
Time Zone /Summer (DST) UTC+1
Drives on the Right
Anthem El Gran Carlemany, Mon Pare  (Catalan) “The Great Charlemagne, my Father”
Motto “Virtus Unita Fortior” (Latin) “United virtue is stronger”
Prime Minister  Antoni Martí
Holidays and Observances in Andorra in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 6 Monday Epiphany National holiday
Feb 24 Monday Carnival National holiday
Mar 14 Saturday Constitution Day National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Mar 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday Bank holiday
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday National holiday
Apr 11 Saturday Holy Saturday Bank holiday
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday May Day National holiday
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day Observance
May 31 Sunday Whit Sunday Observance
Jun 1 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
Jun 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
Aug 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary National holiday
Sep 8 Tuesday National Day National holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Oct 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day National holiday
Dec 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception National holiday
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Bank holiday
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday Boxing Day National holiday
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve (Bank holiday) Bank holiday