map of Andorra; source WR ANDORRA

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
 
official name (short form): Andorra
country code ISO: AD [AND] //; - FIPS: AN
location: SW Europe, in the central eastern Pyrenees
time zone: +1 UT* [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 467,76 sq.km = 181 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 42° N / South: / East: / West: 1° E
borders (land): France, Spain
borders (coastline): none
climate: moderate alpine
Government
independent since: 1278-09-08; 1288-12-06 ; 1993-06-03
type of government: principality
capital: Andorra la Vella
administrative division: parròquies [comunidad] (7)
Population
population according to the last two censuses (1992): 61,599 ; (2000): 65,844
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 66,824; // or: 67,627 ; 2002: 68,000
population density: 141 per sq.km = 365 per sq.mi
population growth: 5-7% //; - doubling time: 92 years
birth rate: 10-14 per 1000
death rate: 3-4 per 1000
fertility rate: 1 child per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (in the first year of life): 7per 1000
infant mortality (from 1st - 4th year of life): 2 - 6 per 1000
life expectancy: 83,5 years (male: 80; female: 87)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 16% //; - 15-59 years: 70% //; - 60+ years : 14%
urbanisation: 95% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Spanish Catalan 43%[46]; Andorran 20%[28]; Portuguese 11%; French 7%[8]; others 18%
languages: Catalan, French, Spanish
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 86,6%; other 13,4%
Health
daily food intake: 3348 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician: 450
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 95%
school enrolment: secondary education: 47%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 25%
adult literacy: 100% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Euro (until 2002 French & Spanish currency) = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 4%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 18000 per capita
GNI USD 19368 per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD 14000 per capita
import: USD 1056 per capita //; - export: USD 49 per capita
trade: USD 9000 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: FR ES DE US IT
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 46%
unemployment: %
tourism: 3,3 - 16 million (depending if figures include longer or shorter stay)
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 2% //; - grass land: 56% //; - wooded area: 22% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 0,4 - 0,6% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: cereals, potatoes, tobacco
livestock (real numbers): cattle: 1181 - 6500 / goats: 854 / horses: 900 - 1037 / poultry: ? / sheep: 1568 - 3300
fish catch: ? metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 19-21% //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: wearing apparel, motor vehicles and parts, mineral water, furniture, printing
mining products: hydropower, marble, iron, lead
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 72-81% //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 279 km //; - of which paved: 74% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 650 per 1000 // international license plate: AND
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 447-515 per 1000 // international dialling code: +376
ownership radio receivers: 227 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 400 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 63 per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Pic Alt de la Coma Pedrosa 2942 m, Pic de l'Estanyo 2912, Pic dels Pessons 2818
lowest point: unknown
lakes (natural): Estany de Juclà, Estany Superior de Tristaina
lakes (artificial reservoirs): unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Valira (del Nord, d'Orient), Arinsal
canals: unknown
waterfalls: details unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: none
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
duty free tourism is a main source of income
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV FW PW WA WB WR, and some - local national or international - statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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