Geography

Andorra

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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last updated:  Monday, May 28, 2012