The Principality of Andorra, one of the smallest countries in the world (468 km2), lies high in the Pyrenees Mountains on the boarder between France and Spain. It is a country of narrow valleys and mountain peaks that reach heights of more than 2 700 m. The principal stream is the Valira River, which flows into Spain.
Andorra has a dry, sunny climate. Three or four heavy snows fall each year. Winter temperatures at Escaldes range between -7° C and -1° C. In the summer, the valleys are warm during the day and cool at night. Temperatures at Escaldes reach 21° C to 27° C.
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