Andorra – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Andorra: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

System of government: Co-principality under the joint suzerainty of the President of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel
Capital: Andorra La Vella
Location: In south-western Europe, enclosed by France on the north and Spain on the south
Area: 453 sq km
National composition: Catalans, French, Spaniards
Official language: Catalan; Spanish and French are also spoken
Currency: French franc = 100 centimes, Spanish peseta = 100 centimos
Climate: Continental; cold, snowy winters and pleasant summers

Andorra is a small neutral country in the Pyrenees. The main activities are tourism, pastoral agriculture, the sale of postage stamps and forestry. Much timber is exported. The processing of wool and tobacco grown on the southern slopes is also significant. Only one road connects Andorra with France and Spain, but the crossing to France is snowbound from November to May.

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