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Full country name: Principality of Andorra
Area: 467,63 sq km
Population: 84,082
Capital City: Andorra la Vella
Language: Catalan
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic
Government: Parliamentary democracy and Co-principality
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1), CET (UTC+2) (Summer time)
Dialing Code: +376
Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
Currency: Euro

Money & Costs:
Average yearly salary: USD 44,900

Budget: 15 EUR
Mid-range: 30 EUR
High: 80 EUR
Budget: 35 EUR
Mid-range: 75 EUR
High: 180+ EUR

Geography: Andorra, the sixth smallest country in southwestern Europe. This landlocked country is located in eastern Pyrenees mountain range and it is the largest of the European micro-states. Andorra borders France and Spain and consists mostly of rugged mountains and narrow valleys. There are 65 mountain peaks in Andorra with the tallest being 'Comapedrosa' (2,942 meters).

Climate: Andorra's climate is typical to those of mountainous areas, with cold snowy winters and mild dry summers. The climate is dry, with a large number of sunny days. The highest rainfall is in autumn, while winter gets plenty of snow. Excellent skiing conditions and crowds of people in various ski resorts are guaranteed. The average temperature range is between 28 F (-2 C) and 75 F (24 C).

Recommended clothing: Lightweight clothing is recommended for the summer and medium to warm weights - during winter. Waterproofing is advisable throughout the year, but especially in autumn.

Food: Andorran cuisine is mainly Catalan, and generally quite expensive. Quality and prices in restaurants are similar to those in small French and Spanish resort, skiing towns. However, alcoholic drinks bought in supermarkets are cheap, because Andorra is a duty-free zone. Alcohol prices in bars can be high.

Drink: Tap water in Andorra is perfectly safe to drink. However, it might be different in composition to water in your home country, therefore it might upset your stomach. To avoid this unpleasant situation, it is recommended to drink the local bottled water.

Health: There are no special risks or precautions associated with traveling to Andorra. Even if altitude sickness can present a minor problem, most tourists do not experience any difficulty if they avoid excessive alcohol and drink plenty of water when visiting the higher areas of Andorra.

Entertainment: There is an International Music Festival organized each June and July, and an International Jazz Festival at Escaldes-Engordany in July. It is estimated that over 10,000 visitors enter Andorra each year.

Public Holidays:
1 Jan New Year's Day
6 Jan Epiphany
14 Mar Constitution Day
2-5 Apr Easter
1 May Labor Day
1 May Ascension
24 May Whit Monday
24 Jun St John's Day
15 Aug Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
8 Sep National Day
1 Nov All Saints' Day
4 Nov St Charles' Day
8 Dec Immaculate Conception
24 Dec Christmas Eve
25-26 Dec Christmas
31 Dec New Year's Eve

Note: In July, August and September, parishes have their own public holidays, during which festivals are held.

Disclaimer: The above information is for reference purposes only. The content of this page is not intended to substitute for advice given by the user's own government travel departments or a licensed travel health advisor. The viewer/user of this web page should always contact the user's own government representatives in that area for the most up-to-date information at that time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.

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