Andorra Travel Overview

Andorra Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Andorra la Vella

Official language: Catalan

Currency: Euro (exchange rates)

Continent: Southern Europe

High valley between Spain and France in the Pyrenees

Andorra is often considered terra incognita, an unknown and untouched country. An Andorra holiday has a lot to offer for people who are looking for a nature holiday, ski holiday or wellness.

Andorra vacation – geography

According to Countryaah, the country of Andorra, known as winter sports and taxpasradies, lies between France and Spain in the Pyrenees and has a dyarchy as a form of government, which means that both the Bishop of Urgell and the President of France act as heads of state. 84,000 people live in a 468 km² high valley. In the country, however,
only around a third of the population are Andorian citizens.

Andorra trip

Economically speaking, the country now lives mainly from tourism and can therefore come up with an excellent and
varied range of offers for guests. The fact that Andorra has a very low sales tax is also inviting, which makes luxury items such as gold, jewelry, leather goods, clothing and cosmetics very inexpensive.

The numerous museums that are spread all over Andorra reflect the history of the small country. Museums worth visiting include the Josep Viladomat Museum, the Museum of Models of Romanesque Art, the Sant Jordi Museum, the National Museum of the Automobile and the Tobacco Museum in the old Reig factory.

The two national sports are rugby and roller hockey, in which Andorra was among the world’s best for many years. The winter sports of skiing and cross-country skiing are also among the most popular of their kind.

Wellness Andorra

Its geographical location and extensive tourist offer make Andorra the ideal travel destination for those looking for relaxation and tranquility. The principality is a wonderful place to recharge your batteries and get back in shape. His secret? A natural wealth that gushes out of the ground: the hot springs of the Pyrenees. This water is very sulphurous and has special healing powers.

Many hotels and private centers pamper their customers with this spring water. In addition, Andorra has the largest health resort in southern Europe: Caldea.

Andorra cuisine

Andorra’s cuisine comes mainly from the Catalan area. National dishes include coques (flat cakes), trinxat (potato and cabbage dish), truites de carreroles (mushroom omelette), local sausages and cheese.

Important facts

Capital: Andorra la Vella

Official language: Catalan

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Euro (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

EUR / 978

Geography

Continent: Europe

Region: south

Geo coordinates: N 42 ° 30 ’27 ” E 1 ° 31′ 18.5″

Highest mountain: Coma Pedrosa (2,946 m)

Total area: 468 km²

Mainland: 468 km²

National border: 120 km

Politics

Dependency: independent since foundation

UN member since: 1993

Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy

Economy

Andorra GDP - gross domestic product

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 2,340,000,000

Inflation rate: 3.1%

State budget revenue: $ 38.7 billion

State budget expenditure: $ 38.7 billion

Export: $ 159,000,000

Cultivation area: 2.13%

Demographic data

Residents: 71,200

Residents in cities: 66,100

Average age: 40.9 years

0-14 years: 14.7%

15-64 years: 71.3%

> 65 years: 14%

Population growth: 0.89%

Birth rate: 9 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 6.25 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 6.47 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.08

Fertility: 1.3 Children / woman

Infant mortality: 4.04 ‰

Life expectancy men: 80.61 years

Life expectancy women: 86.61 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: AD

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: AND

ISO 3166 numeric: 20th

Top Level Domain: ad

IOC country code: AND

UN / LOCODE: AD

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Transportation

Cars: 66,000

Health

Number of doctors: 220

Daily food intake: 3.140 kcal / resident

Education

History

Foundation: 1278

Last sovereign since: 1278

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

Crime

Prison inmates: 60

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

Andorra can be reached via the international airports of Barcelona (BCN – Spain) and Toulouse (TLS – France) operated by the airlines Lufthansa (LH) (Internet: www.lufthansa.com), Iberia (IB) (Internet: www.iberia.com), Swiss (LX), Austrian Airlines (OS), Luxair (LG) and others are served directly or indirectly, as well as by low-cost airlines easyjet (U2), easyJet Switzerland (DS) and Air Berlin (AB).

Arrival by car

Andorra can be reached on the French side from Toulouse on the A61, A66 and the N20, from Montpellier on the A9, the A61 and the N20 or via Perpignan on the A9 and the N116 / N260 / N145. On the Spanish side, you can get from Barcelona via Manresa on the C16 / E9 with four tunnels, the N260 and N145 to Andorra or via the A2, C14 and N145 via Cervera and Ponts.

Bus: There are regular bus connections from Spain from Barcelona, Lleida, Tarragona, Valencia, Lloret, Madrid, Vendrell and Málaga, and from France from Toulouse, L’Hospitalet and La Tour de Carol. The bus ride from La Tour de Carol takes about 2 hours with two departures per day at 10.45 a.m. and 1.15 p.m. Another bus service from L’Hospitalet takes 2 hours 40 minutes and is ideal for a day trip from France (Internet: www.andorrabus.com). Seasonal bus connections from Aix-les-Thermes (France) and Seo de Urgell (Spain). The Eurolines buses (tel.: (+376) 805 151 and (+34) 902 40 50 40; Internet: www.eurolines.com) operate from Barcelona to Andorra and from Andorra to Barcelona. Novatel offers shuttle buses to Toulouse and from Toulouse to Andorra. For more information see Spain and France.

Arriving by train

Andorra cannot be reached directly by train. For the last few kilometers you need the bus. The French train station L’Hospitalet is closest to the border. There are combined train-bus connections to Andorra on the following routes: Madrid – Lleida – Seo de Urgell – Andorra; Barcelona – Puigcerda – Seo de Urgell – Andorra; Paris – Toulouse – Aix-les-Thermes or L’Hospitalet – Andorra; Perpignan – La Tour de Carol – Andorra. The connections from Lleida, Puigcerda, L ‘Hospitalet and La Tour de Carol to Andorra are each served by buses.

ON THE GO

On the way by car / bus

The road network covers 186 km. A good road runs from the Spanish to the French border and runs through Saint Julià, Andorra la Vella, Les Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp, Canillo and Soldeu. There is a larger east-west connecting road and a smaller road to El Serrat, which is closed in winter.

Car rental

Rental cars can be booked through travel agencies and hotels.

Coach

Buses and minibuses run between the villages.

documentation

National driver’s license and international green insurance card.

Note on traveling by road

Speed limits:
outside built-up areas: 90 km / h,
inside built-up areas: 40 km / h.