Created: 1971 - Recognised: 1975
08/06/2009 18:17 +0300
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The Principality of Andorra,
one of the smallest countries in the world (468 sq km), lies
high in the Pyrenees Mountains on the border between France
and Spain. It is a country of narrow valleys and mountain
peaks that reach heights of more than 2,700m. The principal
stream is the Valira River, which flows into Spain.
Andorra has a dry, sunny
climate. Three or four heavy snows fall each year. Winter
temperatures at Escaldes range between -7°C and -1°C. In the
summer, the valleys are warm during the day and cool at
night. Temperatures at Escaldes reach 21°C to 27°C.
The capital and largest city
of the state is Andorra la Vella, with a population of about
Andorra is not a full member
of the European Union, but enjoys a special relationship.
The official currency is the euro.
The official language of
Andorra is Catalan.
Andorra has hosted the Games
of the Small States of Europe twice, in 1991 and 2005. The
country's best finish was at the in Monaco 1987, with a
third-place ranking overall (11 gold, 13 silver and 4 bronze