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General information
Common nameAndorra
Local name 
Motto  (Latin)
"Virtue United is Stronger"
Anthem  (Catalan)
The Great Charlemagne, my Father
CapitalAndorra la Vella
Largest citycapital
Official languagesCatalan3
Ethnic groups36.6% Andorran, 33.0% Spanish, 16.3% Portuguese, 6.3% French, 7.8% others.
GovernmentParliamentary democracy and Constitutional Diarchy
Co-PrincesJoan Enric Vives Sicília
Nicolas Sarkozy
RepresentativesNemesi Marqués Oste
Christian Frémont
Prime MinisterAntoni Martí
Paréagefrom the Crown of Aragon
Total Area180.55 sq mi (467.6 km2) (191st)
Water %0.26 (121.4 ha)
Population Est.84082 (194th)
Population census69150 (2006)
Density (pop.)179.8/km2 (69th) (465.7/sq mi)
GDP PPP$4.22 billion (2008) (155th)
GDP (PPP) per capita$44,900 (9th)
GDP (nominal)$2.893 billion (2008) (155th)
GDP (nominal) per capita$34,240 (28th)
Other information
Gini27.21 (2003)
HDI(+) 0.824 (2010) (very high) (30th)
CurrencyEuro (-)1 (EUR)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.ad2
Calling code+376

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Andorra (c-enen-us-Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra ( ), also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, ( ), is a small landlocked country in southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe having an area of 468 km2 (468000000 m2) and an estimated population of 83,888 in 2009. Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, being at an elevation of 1023 metres. The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.

The Principality was formed in 1278. The role of monarch is exercised jointly by the two co-princes, the President of the French Republic and the Bishop of Urgell, Catalan Countries.

Andorra is a prosperous country mainly because of its tourism industry, which services an estimated 10.2 million visitors annually, and also because of its status as a tax haven. It is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is the de facto currency. The people of Andorra have the 3rd highest human life expectancy in the world - 82 years at birth.

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