Basic information • Capital: Andorra la Vella • Official language: Catalan • Extension:468 km2 • Population: 50.000 foreigns and 30.000 Andorrans. • Economy: Its economy is based in the turism and in the tax haven.
Situation • In the northeast of Spain. • In the south of France. • Area of 468km2
LanguagesOfficial language: Catalan (38,8%)Other languages (immigration):• Spanish: 35,4%• Portuguese: 15%• French: 5,4%• Other languages: 5,5%
Education• Three educational systems: o French o Spanish o Catalan (Andorran)• Schools: o Primary o Secundary education o Vocational training • Five languages taught: French, Spanish, Catalan, Aranese, and Portuguese.
Economy • Tobacco (cheaper than in Spain).(The agricultural production is limited, because only the 2% of the land is arable, and they usually plant tobacco so its cheaper buying tobacco in Andorra than in Spain.) • 38.000 beds in hotels in 301 different lodges. • Income per capita 40.000 € (double of the European mean).
Policy• Andorra is a parliamentarian co-principality. • It is governed by: • Spanish Co-Prince (Bishop of Seu de Urgell): Joan Enric Vives, reprenseted by Nemesi Marques i Oste. Joan Enric Vives
• French Co-Prince (French Republics President): Nicolas Sarkozy, represented by Christian Frémont.• The current mayor is Antoni Martí. Nicolas Sarkozy
Tourism • It represents 80% of the Andorran GDP (Gross domestic product). • Winter Tourism: skiing. • Summer Tourism: rural tourism for people who love mountains.
Shopping tourism• Vielha or cities near Andorra. • Tourist offices tourist trips (to go to the small country to spend the day and go shopping.) • "Valuable Added Tax" (VAP) doesnt exist cheaper than Spain.