ANDORRA GENERAL INFORMATION

Official country name:

Principat d'Andorra

Location: Between France and Spain, in the Pyrenees mountains. Surface: 467,76 km2. Population: 67.159 people. Currency: Euro. Capital: Andorra la Vella (20.724 people). Language: Catalan, but also Spanish and French are spoken. Religion: Catholic. Government: Constitutional co-principality. Administrative division:
(7 parishes)

 

 

Combination of many valleys and mountains

  • The lower point is the Spanish border 840 m.
  • The uppermost point is the Coma Pedrosa peak 2.947 m.
  • Andorra hat an average height between 1900 and 2000m, only exceeded, in Europe, in Switzerland.
  • There are 42 km . from the Spanish frontier to the French frontier.

Exempt of atmospheric and natural risks such earthquakes, typhoons, volcanos, ...

Height of the parishes

High Mountain Mediterranean climate , very dry and healthy
There are 4/5 ? of difference between the uppermost and the lowest areas

  • Summer
    Up to 30? C (86? F) during the day (average 24? C / 75,2? F),
    15 / 20 ? C during the night (59 - 68? F)
  • Winter
    Cool during the night with negative temperatures (average – 2? C / 28,2? F)

Rain precipitations range from 770 mm. to 1.100 mm., and there are very usual from May to October.

 

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Escaldes
1.140 m

Temperatures ?C

1,2

2,3

5,7

8,1

11,4

15,1

17,8

17,8

14,6

9,7

5,2

2,5

Falls (mm.)

44

42

62

64

89

99

86

97

93

73

65

65

 

Ransol
1.640 m

Temperatures ?C

-2,1

-1,1

1,5

3,7

7,1

10,9

13,3

13,3

10,7

6,2

1,8

-1,1

Falls (mm.)

61

62

74

82

105

112

85

108

104

88

82

88