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Andorra Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Location:
Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain

Geographic coordinates:
42 30 N, 1 30 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 468 sq km
country comparison to the world: 195
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 468 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
total: 120.3 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: France 56.6 km, Spain 63.7 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers

Terrain:
rugged mountains dissected by narrow valleys

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Riu Runer 840 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Pic de Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead

Land use:
arable land: 2.13%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 97.87% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
avalanches

Environment - current issues:
deforestation; overgrazing of mountain meadows contributes to soil erosion; air pollution; wastewater treatment and solid waste disposal

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
landlocked; straddles a number of important crossroads in the Pyrenees


NOTE: The information regarding Andorra on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Andorra Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Andorra Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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