About Andorra

Capital Andorra la Vella
National Name Principat d'Andorra
National Holiday Our Lady of Meritxell Day, September 8
Language Catalan
Andorra country code +376
President Xavier Espot Zamora
Land Area 467.63km²
Total Area 467.63km²
Population 77,387(2020 est)
Groth Rate 0.16%(2020)
Birth rate 7/1000 (2020)
Infant Mortality rate 2.8/1000
Life Expectancy 83 years (2020)
Density 164.39/km2 (2020)
Currency Euro
Literacy Rate 100%

HISTORY OF ANDORRA INTRODUCTION

Andorra officially known as the Principality of Andorra , is a small state on the Iberian peninsula. Being the sixth smallest state of Europe it has an area of 468 sq. meters and a population of approximately 77,006.It is the 16th smallest country in the world and 11th smallest by population. Andorra la Vella , the capital city of Andorra is elevated 3356 feet above the sea level.

PRE-HISTORIC FINDINGS:

Archaeologists at Sant Julia de Loria found a village la Margineda in 9500 B.C as a place suitable for camping hunting and fishing by the hunters gathered from Ariege and Segre. Later in 6640 BC people moved to Valley of Madriu as a permanent camp. The population developed relationship with people from Segre and Occitania cereals and raised domestic livestock, and developed a commercial trade. In 4900–4300 BC archaeological remains of Tombs of Segudet and Feixa del Moro were found which revealed about the Urn culture in Andorra.

RELIGION AND LANGUAGE:

The major population of Andorra is Catholic people. Other Christian communities include the Anglican Church, the Unification Church, the New Apostolic Church, and Jehovah's Witnesses. There is a small community of Muslims, Hindus, and Jews. The official language is Catalan, but small communities also speak Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

CULTURE AND CUISINE:

Andorra is famous for folk dances like Contrapas and Marratxa. Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque styles of art, which are quite popular.People of Andorra follow the Catalan style of cooking, although French and Italian styles of cooking are also prevalent. Quince all-i-oli, the duck with winter pear, pork civet, the massegada cake, escarole, confited duck and mushrooms, escudella are some of the cuisine people enjoy eating. People enjoy drinking Mulled wine and beer.

PLACES OF INTEREST :

Some places that one must see, include Andorra la Vella, the capital city. Encamp, one can enjoy the picturesque spot. One of the biggest attractions in Encamp is its National Automobile Museum that has a vast collection of vintage automobiles. As de la Casa, which is famous for ski resorts where younger travelers looking for some lively venues can relax and many more.

Madrasah-i Gawhar Shad
Buzkashi Stadium
Id Gah Mosque.
Ashraf Ghani