Andorra BASIC INFOMATION
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|42°32'32"N / 1°35'48"E|
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TYPE F SCHUKO PLUG
|Andorra la Vella|
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Andorra is located in a southern European landlocked country on the border of France and Spain, in the valley of the eastern Pyrenees, covering an area of 468 square kilometers. The terrain in the territory is rugged, with an altitude of more than 900 meters. The highest point is the Coma Petrosa Peak at an altitude of 2,946 meters. The largest river, the Valila River, is 63 kilometers long. Andorra has a mountainous climate, with long and cold winters in most areas, with 8 months of snow in the mountains and dry and cool summers. The official language is Catalan, French and Spanish are commonly used, and most of the residents believe in Catholicism. |
Andorra, called the Principality of Andorra for its full name, is a southern European landlocked country located at the junction of France and Spain. It is located in a valley in the eastern section of the Pyrenees, covering an area of 468 square kilometers. The terrain in the territory is rugged, with an altitude of more than 900 meters, and the highest point, Coma Petrosa, is 2,946 meters above sea level. The largest river, Valila, is 63 kilometers long. Andorra has a mountainous climate, with long and cold winters in most areas and 8 months of snow in the mountains; dry and cool summers.
Andorra is a small buffer state established by the Charlemagne Empire in the Spanish border area in the 9th century to prevent Moors from harassment. Before the 13th century, France and Spain often clashed for Andorra. In 1278, the French and the West concluded a peace treaty, which respectively took charge of the administrative power and religious power over Andorra. In the following hundreds of years, the conflict between France and Spain for Andorra continued to occur. In 1789, the law once gave up its control over Ann. In 1806, Napoleon issued a decree recognizing Ann's right to survive, and the relationship between the two countries was restored. Andorra has not been involved in two world wars, and its political situation has been relatively stable. On January 4, 1982, the system reform was implemented, and the executive power was changed from the parliament to the government. On March 14, 1993, Andorra passed a new constitution in a referendum and became a sovereign state.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. The flag surface is composed of three parallel and equal vertical rectangles, from left to right in blue, yellow and red colors, with the national emblem painted in the center.
76,875 people from Andorra (2004). Among them, Andorrans account for about 35.7%, belonging to Catalan ethnicity. The majority of foreign immigrants are Spanish, followed by Portuguese and French. The official language is Catalan, and French and Spanish are commonly used. Most residents believe in Catholicism.
Before the 1960s, the residents of Andorra were mainly engaged in animal husbandry and agriculture, mainly raising cattle and sheep and planting potatoes and tobacco; later, they gradually turned to commerce and tourism, and their economic development was relatively stable. Andorra has no tariffs, no national currency, and Spanish pesetas and French francs are used within the country.
Andorra La Vella: Andorra La Vella, the capital of the Principality of Andorra (Andorra La Vella) is the capital of the Principality of Andorra. It is located in the valley of the Valila River on the foothills of the Anklia Mountains in southwestern Andorra. The Valila River flows through the city. With an area of 59 square kilometers, Andorra la Vella is a tourist city with medieval style.
Andorra la Vella was modernized after the 1930s. In recent years, a new urban area and some factories producing daily necessities and tourist goods have been built. The shops in the city have a wide range of goods. Due to the tax exemption policy, Andorra la Vella has become a sales center for European and Asian products. All kinds of world famous brand products and simple and elegant buildings often make tourists linger.
The most prominent building in Andorra la Vella is the Andorra Tower, built in 1508, where the parliament, government and courts are located. Above the main entrance of the building, a huge national emblem made of marble is installed. The carved patterns on it include the ribbon of the Count of Foix, the bishop's hat and scepter of the local bishop of Ugher, and the two crowns of the king of Navarre. These patterns outline the unique history of the Principality of Andorra. In a church connected to the building, a blue, red and yellow flag of Andorra is preserved.
Andorra la Vella has a library, a museum and a hospital.