Andorra is located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains
in-between Spain and France. The lands
of the Principality of Andorra are organised in seven administrative and
territorial divisions known as 'parishes': Andorra la Vella, Canillo, Encamp,
Escaldes-Engordany, Ordino, la Massana and Sant Julià de Lòria.
Andorra is also part of the Catalan Community. The principal industry is
tourism, although the country earns foreign income from being a tax-haven.
In 1993, the country's first constitution established a parliamentary democracy
with executive, legislative, and judicial branches located in Andorra
la Vella. Andorra is not a full member of the European Union, but enjoys
a special relationship with it. The principality it is treated as an EU
member for trade in manufactured goods and as a non-EU member for agricultural
The total area of the country is 468 km2. The
highest point is the summit of Coma Pedrosa at 2.942 m, and the lowest
point is the frontier post with Catalonia, at 838 m. Andorra has the mountainous
and abrupt relief typical of high mountain areas of Pyreenes.
size: 43 times less than the size of Slovenia