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Last update : 20 december 2016


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Andorra is a small country in southwestern Europe, between France and Spain.

Capital : Andorra la Vella
Language : Catalan
Currency :  Euro
Population : 78 014
Area : 468  km2

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Andorra facts

1. The name Andorra derives from the word anduriall (country covered with thickets).
2. The population density is 180 people/km2.
3. The highest peak is Pic Alt de la Coma Pedrosa – 2 942 m above sea level.
4. The longest river is Valira.
5. Popular sports: football, skiing, basketball, volleyball.
6. Full name of the country – Principality of the Valleys of Andorra.
7. The country is 518 times smaller than the United Kingdom.
8. Popular dishes are cheese and Iberian ham.
9. The main religion is Catholicism – 90%.
10. Current Principality of Andorra was established in 1278.

11. No income tax, has attracted many immigrants.

12. No military obligation rests on the defense of France and Spain.

13. This is the highest inhabited country in Europe. Average altitude is 1 996 m above the sea level.

Author: Turyst

14. Unemployment and illiteracy is close to zero.

15. In Andorra it is manufactured of high-quality tobacco which is exported to France and Spain.

16. Country mainly keeps up with the tourism industry.

17. Euro currency is used, although Andorra does not belong to the European Union.

18. In this country there are no railways, and airports. The roads are in very good condition.

19. According to the law of Andorra during the war in every home must be at least one rifle. In a situation where the owner does not have such weapons, the police is obliged to deliver it to him.

20. The coat of arms of the country is a cow.

Author: MR

21. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0,5 promile.

22. In this country there is no Polish embassy. The country is subject to the embassy located in the Spanish capital.

Author: Alfa

23. Andorra during World War I declared war on Germany. Although there were no fights. The truce was announced only in 1958.

Author: Renia

24. The minimum wage is 962 euros (about $1 091) per month, 5.55 euros (about $6.2) per hour (data from 2015).

25. The national average on hand is 2 230 euro (about $2 373) per month (data from 2012).

26. The amount of income tax in Andorra is 10%.

27. The unemployment rate is 2,9% (data from 2013 years).

Author: Daria

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28. In Andorra, on average, an adult consumes about 13.8 liters of pure alcohol.

29. Most drinking wine – 45%, beer – 35% and 20% alcohol.

Author: AlkoWorld

30. In this country the compulsory education lasts 10 years.

Author: EduKacJa

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