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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.

🇦🇩 Andorra Tourism Information…

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🇦🇩 The Best of Andorra…
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

🇦🇩 Andorra Country Information…

Capital:

Andorra La Vella

Largest City:

Andorra La Vella

Government:

Parliamentary Democracy

Currency:

Euro (€)

Area:

total: 43,094 sq km ( 180.55 sq. mi.) ranked 191st land: 42,434 sq km water: 660 sq km 

Climate:

Temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers

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:

230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F )

Telephone Code:

+376

Local Emergency Phone Number:

Europe-wide emergency response number 112; Ambulance: 118; Fire: 118; Police: 110

Internet TLD:

.ad

Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) / Summer CEST (UTC+2) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road Driving Side:

Right

Anthem:

El Gran Carlemany, Mon Pare  (Catalan) “The Great Charlemagne, my Father”

Motto:

“Virtus Unita Fortior” (Latin) “United virtue is stronger”

Co-Princes:

Joan Enric Vives Sicília
Emmanuel Macron

Prime Minister:

Xavier Espot Zamora

🇦🇩 Holidays and Observances in Andorra in 2021
Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyNational holiday
Feb 15MondayCarnivalNational holiday
Mar 14SundayConstitution DayNational holiday
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 28SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 1ThursdayMaundy Thursday (Starting Noon)Bank holiday
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational holiday
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayBank holiday
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
May 1SaturdayMay DayNational holiday
May 13ThursdayAscension DayObservance
May 23SundayWhit SundayObservance
May 24MondayWhit MondayNational holiday
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryNational holiday
Sep 8WednesdayNational DayNational holiday
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 31SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 1MondayAll Saints’ DayNational holiday
Dec 8WednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionNational holiday
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveBank holiday
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayNational holiday
Dec 31FridayNew Year’s Eve (Bank holiday)Bank holiday