Last updated on September 7th, 2017
#19. Skiing is a popular sport in the country, attracting millions of tourists every year. Vallnord and Grand Valira are two popular ski areas in the country.
#20. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), does not provide health coverage in Andorra.
#21. The common otter is among the country’s threatened species, while the Apollo butterfly and the lesser horseshoe bat are vulnerable species in Andorra.
#22. Because of its high elevation, the northern valleys in the country are completely snowed in for several months of the year.
#23. Andorrans are a minority in their own country. An estimated two-thirds of the Andorran population is without Andorran nationality. They are not allowed to vote or to be elected as the president.
#24. Spanish nationals account for almost 43% of Andorra’s population.
#25. Arinsal is the smallest city in the country, with a population of 1,555.
#26. It is also the sixth-smallest nation in Europe and the sixteenth-smallest nation in the world.
#27. Only 5% of the land in Andorra is arable.
Fun facts about Andorra
#28. Andorra was once referred to as “the poor man’s Switzerland.”
Related: Interesting facts about Switzerland
#29. There’s no income or inheritance tax.
#30. Andorra’s constitution came into effect on April 28th, 1993.
#31. The Coma Pedrosa, at 2,942 meters (9,652 ft), is the highest mountain (highest point) in the country.
#32. There are no airports in the country. Accessibility to international passengers is provided by nearby airports located in Spain and France.
#33. In Andorra, women live longer than men.
#34. Andorran law requires the eldest able-bodied man of a house to keep a rifle to be used when needed for national protection.
#35. The country has an army of just 12 people. It is interesting to note that this army has never fought for more than 700 years.
#36. The country has a rough and mountainous terrain.
#37. Education law requires school attendance for children up to age 16.
#38. Andorran authorities build schools and maintain them; however, Spain or France pay for the teachers.
#39. In Andorra, pork-based dishes and seafood are very popular. People of the region also eat snails with much delight.
#40. The legal drinking age is 18 in the country.
#41. The first highway was built in the country in 1911. It connected the Spanish city of La Seu-de-Urgell with the country.
#42. As per the CIA Factbook, the country has a total roadway length of 320 km.
Andorra – country at a glance
|Capital City||Andorra la Vella|
|Largest City||Andorra la Vella|
|Total area||468 sq km|
|Population||85,702 (July 2017 est.)|
|Borders||Spain & France|
|Suffrage||18 years of age; universal|
|Life expectancy||82.8 years (2016)|
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
|Terrain||rugged mountains dissected by narrow valleys|
|Natural resources||hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead|
|Government type||parliamentary democracy (since March 1993) that retains its chiefs of state in the form of a co-principality;|
|Co Princes||Joan Enric Vives Sicília|
|Prime Minister||Antoni Martí|
|Birth rate||7.5 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)|
|Death rate||7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)|
|Sex ratio||1.06 male(s)/female (2016 est.)|
|National colors||blue, yellow, red|
|National anthem||"El Gran Carlemany" (The Great Charlemagne)|
|Industries||tourism (particularly skiing), banking, timber, furniture|
|Exports||$78.71 million (2015 est.)|
tobacco products, furniture
|Imports||$1.257 billion (2015 est.)|
consumer goods, food, fuel, electricity
|GDP - per capita (PPP)||$49,900 (2015 est.)|
|Internet country code||.ad|
|Time Zone||CET (UTC+1)|
Summer (DST) - CEST (UTC+2)
|Drives on the||Right|
|Data sources||CIA, Wikipedia|
|Table last updated||September 5, 2017|