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Country name conventional long form: Principality of Andorra
conventional short form: Andorra
local long form: Principat d'Andorra
local short form: Andorra
Gevernment typeparliamentary democracy (since March 1993) that retains as its chiefs of state a coprincipality; the two princes are the president of France and bishop of Seo de Urgel, Spain, who are represented locally by coprinces' representatives
Capital name: Andorra la Vella
geographic coordinates: 42 30 N, 1 30 E
time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Flag descriptionthree equal vertical bands of blue (hoist side), yellow, and red with the national coat of arms centered in the yellow band; the coat of arms features a quartered shield; similar to the flags of Chad and Romania, which do not have a national coat of arms in the center, and the flag of Moldova, which does bear a national emblem
Currencyeuro (EUR)
Internet country
Ports and terminalsKheyrabad, Shir Khan
Agriculture productssmall quantities of rye, wheat, barley, oats, vegetables; sheep
Industriestourism (particularly skiing), cattle raising, timber, banking, tobacco, furniture
LocationSouthwestern Europe, between France and Spain
Coordinates42 30 N, 1 30 E
Area total: 468 sq km
land: 468 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries total: 120.3 km
border countries: France 56.6 km, Spain 63.7 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Climatetemperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers
Terrainrugged mountains dissected by narrow valleys
Natural resourceshydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead
Natural hazardsavalanches
Population71,201 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsSpanish 43%, Andorran 33%, Portuguese 11%, French 7%, other 6% (1998)
ReligionsRoman Catholic (predominant)
LanguagesCatalan (official), French, Castilian, Portuguese

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