Andorra is a small, landlocked country in south-western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountain range and bordered by Spain and France. With an area of 468 km², it is the sixth smallest country in Europe and also the largest of the European microstates.
Andorra consists predominantly of rugged mountains, the highest being the Coma Pedrosa at 2,942 metres (9,652 ft.), and the average elevation of Andorra is 1,996 metres (6,549 ft.). These are dissected by three narrow valleys in a Y shape that combine into one as the main stream, the Gran Valira river, leaves the country for Spain (at Andorra's lowest point of 840 m/2,756 ft.).
Summer hiking in the mountains and lakes.
Winter skiing in Andorra
The National Symbol of Andorra is the Isard.
This beauty was photographed from my garden
on 13th Jan 2010.
I named him "Dobbin"
Location: Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain
Geographic coordinates: 42 30 N, 1 30 E
Area: total: 468 sq km land
Land boundaries: total: 120.3 km border countries: France 56.6 km, Spain 63.7 km
Climate: temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers
Terrain: rugged mountains dissected by narrow valleys
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Riu Runer 840 m highest point: Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m
The Andorran Tourist Board gives the following
information. Maximum temperature, in Celsius, is
followed by minimum.