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Andorra

Country Name

Andorra or officially The Principality of Andorra or 

The Principality of the Valleys of Andorra.

 

Location

Andorra is located in southwestern Europe, between France and

Spain (it is a small landlocked country between them) Specifically in the

eastern Pyrenees.

 

Reason for naming the country 

The origin of the word Andorra is unknown, although several hypotheses have been formulated.

The oldest derivation of the word Andorra is from the Greek historian Polybius who describes the Andosins, as historically located in the valleys of Andorra.

Another theory suggests that the word Andorra may derive from the old word Anorra that contains the Basque word meaning water.

Another theory suggests that Andorra may derive from Arabic al-durra, meaning Diamond.

Other theories suggest that the name means "land covered with bushes" .

 

Capital

Andorra la Vella.

 

Flag

The national flag of Andorra was adopted in 1866 .

Andorra Flag is a tri-color flag consists of Blue,

Yellow and Red colors with an Andorra logo in

the middle (coat of arms) .

The design is related to the flags of France, Spain, and 

the flag of Romania but without the logo. and the meaning also for colors as the French and Spanish flags are.

 

Language

The official language in Andorra is Catalan, it is from a Romance language family.

 French, Portuguese and  Spanish are also commonly spoken.

Most Andorran residents can speak one or more of these languages, in addition to Catalan.

English is less commonly spoken among the general population.

 

 

Religion

Most of the population of Andorra is Roman Catholic. The country's patron is St. Marit Axel.

Most of the population of Andorra is Roman Catholic.

Other Christian denominations include the Anglican Church, the Unification Church, the New Apostolic Church, and Jehovah's Witnesses.

The small Muslim community is primarily made up of North African immigrants.

 There is a small community of Hindus and Bahais and roughly 100 Jews live in Andorra.

Their patron saint is Our Lady of Meritxell.

 

 

Currency

Euro.

 

 

Time Zone

 

+01:00 GMT

Summer Time

  +02:00 GMT.

 

Government Regime

Parliamentary system and common Emirate.

 

 

Climate

Andorra has a temperate climate as its neighbors, but because of its high elevation, the northern valleys in the country are completely snowed in for several months of the year., with reduced humidity, and a bit of cold in the summer., On average, 300 days a year of sunshine.

 

International Phone code

+376

 

Internet Code

.ad

 

 

Some Facts About Andorra

Andorra Location
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