Andorra is a small, landlocked country located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains, between France and Spain. It has a total land area of about 468 square kilometers (181 square miles), making it one of the smallest countries in Europe, and a population of about 77,000 people as of 2021.
Andorra is known for its picturesque mountain landscapes and alpine resorts, which make it a popular destination for skiing and other winter sports. The country also has a rich cultural heritage, with a blend of Catalan and French influences, which can be seen in its art, architecture, and festivals.
Andorra has a long history dating back to pre-Roman times, and it was established as an independent principality in the 13th century. Historically, it has been governed as a parliamentary democracy under the joint authority of two co-princes, the Catholic bishop of Urgell in Spain and the President of France.
Andorra has a prosperous economy that relies heavily on tourism and the service sector, which contribute to more than 80% of the country’s GDP. The country also has a developed retail sector and has a reputation as a tax haven.
Tourists are attracted by Andorra’s natural beauty, with many hiking and skiing opportunities, as well as by its duty-free status which makes it a shopping destination for people from France and Spain. The capital, Andorra la Vella, has a lively atmosphere and a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. Andorra is also known for its spas and wellness centers, that take advantage of the country’s natural thermal springs.