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Andorra

In south-western Europe Between France and Spain, in the Pyrenees mountains

Country Fact Sheet
Capital Andorra la Vella
Surface 467,76 km2
Currency Euro
GDP Purchasing power parity - $2,77 billion
GDP/Capita (PPP) - $38,800
Language Catalan, but also Spanish and French are spoken
Religion Christian Roman Catholic predominantly
Government

parliamentary democracy (since March 1993) that retains as its chiefs of state a coprincipality; the two princes are the president of France and bishop of Seo de Urgel, Spain, who are represented locally by coprinces' representatives

Time Zone GMT +1 hour hours GMT
Telecom Code +376 and local 6 digit numbers
Airport

No international airport (2001) in Andorra: Barcelona airport is about 3 hours away

Driving On right hand side of the road, license required
Electrical 220V, mainly three-point plugs in hotels
Political Climate Stable country
Population 86,627 people
History

In 748 Andorra was rewarded with independence by Charlemagne for fighting the Moors. Following arguments between Spain and France over who would reign, an agreement was reached in 1278 for the country to be governed by a prince from both countries.

For more than 700 years, the state has preserved its identity while remaining neutral and un-involved in European diplomatic affairs. Andorra is an independent European state with a democratically elected parliament. It is now also a member of the UN.

The co-princes appoint a Cap de Govern, the equivalent to President or Prime Minister, on recommendation from the Consell General de las Valls. This uni-cameral legislature of 28 members is elected every 4 years, half directly by the parishes and half through a national constituency list. The Cap de Govern then appoints an executive cabinet and directs government from la Casa de la Vall or Houses of Parliament. Officials called vergeurs represent locally the heads of state, and the country is divided administratively into seven parishes. Under the 1993 Constitution, the legal system is based on the French and Spanish civil codes with an independent judiciary

Local Business & Service Providers
Accommodation
» Hotel President
Automotive services
» Holprop
Business travel
» VIATGES SERVISSIM
Corporate incentives
Financial services
» Banca Privada D'Andorra
Financial Technology
» Atos Origin Sociedad Anonima Espanola
Intellectual Property
» rconsultors
Legal and fiduciary
» A.L.M Mediterranean Legal Group
Lifestyle
» International club of Andorra
Technology
Local Radio
» RNA - Radio Nacional d'Andorra
Local Weather Forecast
» BBC Weather
» Reuters http
Government Agencies
» Agčncia de Mobilitat Agency of Mobility
» Centre Nacional D'informatica (CNIA) National Centre of Information. Online resources relating to Andorra
» Comissionat per a la Societat de la Informació Commission for the Information Society
» Departament de Turisme Department of Tourism
» Govern D'andorra Government of Andorra
» Ministeri de Finances i Interior Ministry of Finance and Interior
» Ministeri de Turisme i Cultura Ministry of Tourism and Culture
» Oficina de Marques del Principat d'Andorra Trademark Office of the Principality of Andorra
» Oficina de Marques Trademark Office. Andorran trademark laws and regulations
» Organisme de Rądio i Televisió d'Andorra (ORTA) Radio and Television Organisation of Andorra
» Representació del Coprķncep Francčs Representation of the French Co-Prince
» Servei de Duana d'Andorra Customs Service of Andorra
» Servei de Policia d'Andorra Police Service of Andorra
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