Tagged: Andorra

Andorra is a small landlocked principality located in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains, bordered by France to the north and Spain to the south. The capital is Andorra la Vella, and the official language is Catalan. Andorra has a unique political structure as a parliamentary co-principality, with two co-princes serving as joint heads of state—the President of France and the Bishop of Urgell, an ecclesiastical position in Catalonia, Spain. Despite having a parliamentary system, the executive role is fulfilled by a Head of Government, who is the leader of the majority party in the General Council. Andorra has a multi-party system, and major political parties include the Democrats for Andorra (DA), the Liberal Party of Andorra (PLA), and the Social Democratic Party (PS) among others. The political landscape has seen a tradition of coalition governments due to the small size of the General Council and the necessity for consensus in decision-making. Historically known for its status as a tax haven, Andorra has taken steps to comply with international standards on financial transparency and banking regulations. The economy is driven by tourism, particularly winter sports and duty-free shopping, as well as its banking and finance sector. Andorra is not a member of the European Union but maintains a special relationship with the EU through the Customs Union and the use of the euro as its official currency. While Andorra is known for its picturesque landscapes and tourism, developments in its political landscape and economic policies may have occurred, so it is advisable to consult more recent sources for the latest information on Andorra’s country overview and political dynamics.

Grandvalira, Andorra

Grandvalira, Andorra

The Grandvalira ski area is a valley that connects several resorts: Pas de la Casa, Grau Roig, El Tarter, Soldeu, Encamp (Encamp) and Canillo (Canillo). Grandvalira has trails for skiers of all levels, as...

Andorra Population 2014

Andorra 2014

Yearbook 2014 Andorra. According to Countryaah.com, Andorra population in 2020 is estimated at 77,276. Andorra received troublesome attention during the year when it was revealed that former Catalonia regional president Jordi Pujol and his...