Andorra

The Principality of Andorra was formed in the year 805 by Charlemagne, as thanks to its citizens for their fight against the Moors, and came to be a country in 1278 after the signing of the Pareatges where was established the joint sovereignty of the bishop of the Seo of Urgel and the Count of Foix, later king of France.

After 700 years of peace, Andorra became a Co-principality in which the heads of state are the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France. Its constitution came about in 1993, date on which it joins the UN.

 

Andorra has seven parishes or administrative divisions: Canillo, Encamp, Ordino, La Massana, Andorra la Vella, Sant Julià de Lòria, and Escaldes-Engordany.

Its currency is the Euro and its official language is Catalan.

The Principality of Andorra is one of the smallest states in the world with only 468 km2, and one of the five micro states of the European continent, of which is the second largest and populated with a population of 84,082. Its inhabitants have one of the longest life expectancies in the world.

Andorra has known how to preserve their unique culture throughout the centuries, surviving the alienation of the neighboring cultures and, above all, without ceasing to evolve to adapt itself to the new times.

The story of Andorra has given rise to a culture with strong medieval roots, which can be seen in its well conserved Romanesque architecture and in some of its uses and customs.

Andorran gastronomy is heavily influenced by Catalan cuisine and, to a lesser extent, French cuisine. Enjoy of different typical dishes, delicious and succulent that you can try in the very best restaurants in our country.

In Andorra you can enjoy the natural environment and the environment. The country is committed to the protection of the environment and to sustainability.

You can enjoy your network of green infrastructures, different itineraries, protected areas of great scenic, environmental, and cultural interest which allow sustainably and non-motorized mobility of people and contribute to improving the quality of life and environmental sustainability of the Andorran territory.

Commerce and tourism are its main sources of wealth and, in 2010, a wide-ranging tax reform was begun, which allowed it to open up to foreign companies and, above all, drop off the OECD’s blacklist of tax havens.

In terms of sports, Andorra is member of the International Olympic Committee since 1975 and participates in the summer and winter Olympic Games since 1976.

The Country of the Pyrenees is a leader in winter tourism; between the Grandvalira and Vallnord ski resorts there are more than 303 kilometers of ski slopes. You can also enjoy the practice of other snow sports such cross-country skiing, mountain skiing, snow rackets and activities for the whole family.

It offers a recreational and tourist experience unique in Europe, with Caldea and Inúu being benchmark spa resorts, more than 1,200 commercial establishments, more than 440 restaurants, as well as countless activities to enjoy which are a true antidote to boredom.

Andorra is another story and we invite you to discover each of its most hidden and unique corners.