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Andorra Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Andorra Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Southwestern Europe, Pyrenees mountains, on the border between France and Spain

Geographic coordinates:
42 30 N, 1 30 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 468 sq km
[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 ]
country comparison to the world: 196

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

Land boundaries:
total: 118 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries (2): France 55 km, Spain 63 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:
mean elevation: 1,996 m
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Riu Runer 840 m highest point: Pic de Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m

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

Land use:
agricultural land: 44.47% arable land 13.4%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 86.6%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 34%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 21.5% (2014 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
population is unevenly distributed and is concentrated in the 7 urbanized valleys that make up the country's parishes (political administrative divisions)

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: 1) The information regarding Andorra on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Andorra Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Andorra Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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