Andorra is a small principality in the steep mountainsides between Spain and France in the Pyrenees. Good winter sports facilities and duty free goods attract many millions of tourists to the country every year.
Key figures and facts
- Capital: Andorra la Vella
- Ethnic groups: Andorran 48.8%, Spaniards 25.1%, Portuguese 12%, French 4.4%, others 9.7% (2017)
- Language: Catalan (official), French, Spanish, Portuguese
- Religion: Catholicism
- Population: 76 953 (2018)
- Control Form: parliamentarism
- Area: 470 km2
- Currency: euro
- National Day: September 8th
Andorra has 85 708 residents (2018). The population was reduced by 0.01 percent in 2018. Life expectancy at birth is 85.3 for women and 80.7 for men. The birth and death rates per 1000 residents are 7.3 and 7.4 respectively. The birth rate per woman is 1.42 children (2018). 88 percent of the population lives in urban areas in the low lying valleys. The largest cities are the capital Andorra la Vella with 22 256 residents, Escaldes-Engordany with 14 395 residents and Encamp with 13 531 residents (2018).
Composition of the population
Counted by nationality, the most important population groups are: Andorran 48.8 percent, Spaniards 25.1 percent, Portuguese 12.0 percent and French people 4.4 percent (2017).
88.2 percent of the population belongs to the Catholic Church.
The official language is Catalan, but Castilian, French and Portuguese are also used.