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  Andorra - MSN Encarta
Andorra is one of the smallest nations in the world, with an area of 468 sq km (181 sq mi) and a population (2006 estimate) of 71,201.
Andorra occupies a region of gorges and valleys in the eastern Pyrenees.
Although Andorra is not a member of the European Union (EU), in 1990 it signed a customs union with the EU that regulates the duty-free allowances permitted visitors to the country.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761554662   (1041 words)

  
 Andorra: Tutte le informazioni su Andorra su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Il vantaggio di Andorra è stato recentemente eroso con l'apertura delle economie di Francia e Spagna al mercato unico europeo, che fornisce una più ampia disponibilità di beni a tariffe più basse.
Andorra non è un membro pieno dell'Unione Europea, ma gode di una particolare relazione con essa, ad esempio viene trattato come un membro pieno per quanto riguarda il commercio di beni manufatturieri (nessun dazio) ma come un non membro sui prodotti agricoli.
Andorra non possiede una sua valuta e usa quella dei suoi due vicini.
www.encyclopedia.it /a/an/andorra.html   (879 words)

  
 The constitution of the Principality of Andorra
Conscious of the need to conform the institutional structure of Andorra to the new circumstances brought about by the evolution of the geographical, historical and socio-cultural environment in which it is situated, as well as of the need to regulate the relations which the institutions dating back to the Pareatges.
Andorra is composed of the Parròquies of Canillo, Encamp, Ordino, La Massana, Andorra la Vella, Sant Julià de Lòria and Escaldes-Engordany.
The Coprínceps are the symbol and guarantee of the permanence and continuity of Andorra as well as of its independence and the maintenance of the spirit of parity in the traditional balanced relation with the neighbouring States.
www.andorramania.com /constit_gb.htm   (7859 words)

  
 Andorra. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Andorra now has a prosperous tourist industry; skiing is particularly popular.
Sheep are raised, and Andorra’s farms produce tobacco, grains, corn, and grapes.
Long a semifeudal state with an ancient communal agrarian organization, Andorra was traditionally governed by a syndic-led council elected by heads of families.
www.bartleby.com /65/an/Andorra.html   (399 words)

  
 Background Notes Archive - Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As co-princes of Andorra, the President of France and the Bishop of Seo de Urgel maintain supreme authority in approval of all international treaties with France and Spain, as well as all those which deal with internal security, defense, Andorran territory, diplomatic representation, and judicial or penal cooperation.
Despite promising new changes, it is likely that Andorra will, at least for the short term, continue to confront a number of difficult issues arising from the large influx of foreign residents and the need to develop modern social and political institutions.
Andorra is a full member of the United Nations (UN), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Customs Cooperation Council (CCC), Telecommunications International Union, Universal Copyright Convention, Meteorological Organization Convention, the 1941 Automotive Convention, International Red Cross, European Council, FUTFI SAT, and the World Tourism Organization.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/bgnotes/eur/andorra9512.html   (2639 words)

  
 Andorra Europe - Pyrenees Pictures, Travel, Sites and Maps
Andorra's comparative advantage has recently eroded as the economies of neighboring France and Spain have been opened up, providing broader availability of goods and lower tariffs.
Andorra is a member of the EU Customs Union and is treated as an EU member for trade in manufactured goods (no tariffs) and as a non-EU member for agricultural products.
Andorra's first written constitution was drafted in 1991; approved by referendum 14 March 1993; came into force 4 May 1993.
andorra.europe-countries.com   (2215 words)

  
 ANDORRA - el país dels pirineus - Turisme / Turismo / Tourisme / Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The earliest document known that mentions Andorra is the act of consecration of the cathedral of Santa Maria of Urgell in 839, which mentions the parishes (administrative and territorial divisions) of Andorra as the fief of the Counts of Urgell.
With its historical and political development, Andorra continues to be a co-principality, with the bishop of Urgell and the president of the French Republic as the co-princes by personal title and in absolute equality.
In the second half of the 19th century, the so-called New Reform brought substantial changes in the fields of politics and administration; the right to vote was given to all heads of houses and the power of the General Council was increased.
www.andorra.ad /ang/historia/historia.asp   (498 words)

  
 Andorra History
Andorra was part of the Roman Empire in it's heyday (the Roman Empire, not Andorra), although not mentioned in any of the secondary sources which I consulted.
There story of Andorra properly begins with the Moor invasion of Spain, when the forces of the newly-converted Berber Ibn Ziad Tarik came across at Gibaltar (which is a corruption of Jebel Tarik, or "The Mountain of Tarik").
In 1978 the six parishes of Andorra were expanded to seven, with the establishment of the parish of Escaldes-Engordany.
www.medinnus.com /andorra/history.html   (2108 words)

  
 Overview - Andorra Country Guide - World Travel Guide
Almost hidden on the border between France and Spain, the tiny Principality of Andorra is a land of narrow valleys and mountainous landscapes situated in the eastern Pyrenees, bordered by France and Spain.
Andorra is one of the oldest nations in Europe, originally established by Charlemagne as a buffer state against the Iberian muslims.
Although the inhabitants of Andorra were not consulted, they were prepared to accept a deal that guaranteed their security and national integrity.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=9&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=9   (327 words)

  
 Andorra on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Andorra awaits impact of newly created Ministry for Family on progress towards advancement for women; Committee Chairperson, Commending country's initiative, expresses hope for positive outcome from new programmes.
Andorra's Jordi Escura (L) fights for the ball with Finland's Toni Kallo (R) during their World Cup 2006 qualifying football match at the Estadi Communal stadium, 03 September 2005 in Andorra La Vella.
Andorra's Xavier Sanchez (R) fights for the ball with Finland's Pekka Lagerblom (L) during their World Cup 2006 qualifying football match at the Estadi Communal stadium, 03 September 2005 in Andorra La Vella.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/Andorra.asp   (1014 words)

  
 Andorra (06/05)
Andorra is the last independent survivor of the March states, a number of buffer states created by Charlemagne to keep the Muslim Moors from advancing into Christian France.
As co-princes of Andorra, the President of France and the Bishop of Seu d’Urgell maintain supreme authority in approval of all international treaties with France and Spain, as well as all those, which deal with internal security, defense, Andorran territory, diplomatic representation, and judicial or penal cooperation.
Andorra’s national income in 2003 was approximately $1.9 billion, with tourism as its principal component.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3164.htm   (2675 words)

  
 The EU's relations with Andorra - Overview
The Principality of Andorra, whose capital is Andorra la Vella, is a small country located in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain.
Andorra is a parliamentary democracy (Constitution entered into force in March 1993) that retains as its heads of state a co-principality; the two princes are the president of France and the bishop of Seo de Urgel, Spain, who are represented locally by co-princes' representatives.
Contractual relations with Andorra are based on an Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Principality of Andorra in the form of an exchange of letters, which was signed on 28 June 1990 and entered into force on 1 July 1991.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/andorra/intro   (526 words)

  
 THE ANDORRAN INSTITUTIONS Principality of Andorra Brussels belgium MERITXELL
The Principality of Andorra is a democratic and constitutional welfare state, preserving the structure of the Co-Principality, which came into being with the signing of the « Paréages »; in 1278 and 1288 (see History).
The faculty of jurisdiction is exercised by the batlles, the Court of Batlles, the Court of Corts and the Superior Court of justice of Andorra.
In the exercise of their faculty of jurisdiction, the batlles and magistrates are independent of all of the judicial organs and of the Superior Council of Justice.
www.andorra.be /en/2.4.htm   (1709 words)

  
 Andorra - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: Andorra is a landlocked country bordered by France to the north and Spain to the south.
The country is well drained by a single basin and mountain pastures account for 44% of the land area, while forests consisting of pine, fir, oak, birch and box trees cover 41% of the land area.
In June 1990 Andorra signed a customs union agreement with the EU to permit the free movement of industrial goods between the two parties.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/andorra.htm   (869 words)

  
 Andorran Euro Coins
Andorra has issued its own coins in the past, but has so far not issued any euro coins.
Andorra uses the Euro, although it has not produced any euro coins of its own.
As France and Spain have now adopted the euro, the situation in Andorra has simplified, and Andorra simply uses euro coins and notes produced by any and all of the other member states of the EU.
www.eurocoins.co.uk /andorra.html   (444 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Andorra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Andorra's first written constitution was drafted in 1991, approved by referendum 14 March 1993, effective 4 May 1993
Tribunal of Judges or Tribunal de Batlles; Tribunal of the Courts or Tribunal de Corts; Supreme Court of Justice of Andorra or Tribunal Superior de Justicia d'Andorra; Supreme Council of Justice or Consell Superior de la Justicia; Fiscal Ministry or Ministeri Fiscal; Constitutional Tribunal or Tribunal Constitucional
An estimated 11.6 million tourists visit annually, attracted by Andorra's duty-free status and by its summer and winter resorts.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/an.html   (910 words)

  
 Andorra
Andorra is nestled high in the Pyrénées Mountains on the French-Spanish border.
In 1990 Andorra approved a customs union treaty with the EU permitting free movement of industrial goods between the two, but with Andorra applying the EU's external tariffs to third countries.
Andorra became a member of the UN in 1993 and a member of the Council of Europe in 1994.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107276.html   (443 words)

  
 Andorra articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Andorre, officially Principality of Andorra, autonomous parliamentary co-principality (2005 est.
The principality of Andorra is located among the peaks.
France is bordered by the English Channel (N), the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay (W), Spain and Andorra (SW), the Mediterranean Sea (S), Switzerland and Italy (SE),
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/00497.html   (397 words)

  
 Andorra
As far as I am aware, the flag without the arms is (was?) used in Andorra itself quite more often than the version with arms.
I recently visited Andorra and noticed that the State flag and Civil flag are used fairly interchangeably and usually as 1 of 4 flags flown — France, Spain, Andorra and Catalonia [sic].
I think a great deal of artistic license has been employed over the years, but correctly the quarters bearing the arms of Foix and Bearn should be "or, three pallets gules" and "or, two bulls gules, horned, hoofed and belled azure" respectively.
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 andorra map and information page
Andorra, located in the heart of the Pyrenees Mountains, is the highest inhabited country in Europe.
The Andorra pages are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the country here.
No part of Andorra is lower than 3,000 ft. (900m).
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/ad.htm   (300 words)

  
 Andorra encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Andorra politics and officials, Andorran History. Travel to Andorra
The Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d'Andorra, French: Principauté d'Andorre, Spanish: Principado de Andorra) is a small, landlocked principality in south-western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by France and Spain.
Once isolated, it is currently a prosperous country mainly because of tourism and its status as a tax haven.
Andorra is not to be confused with the Comune di Andora.
www.andorraiworld.com   (209 words)

  
 Andorra Inside Information about the economic exploitation of the tax haven Andorra
Andorra wants to strike euro coins in value of 4 million euros
Bibliography Index of the online available documents about the principality of Andorra, particularly materials on economic and legal aspects, which could be consulted free of charge.
The section Andorra in the review of the foreign media gives an overview about media reports outside of Andorra.
www.andorra-intern.com /index_en.htm   (329 words)

  
 Andorra - Ski Resort Profile (Country) | Ski-Europe.com - European winter vacation specialists.
But Andorra really is in a different league.
It is somewhat more expensive (though still cheap by Alpine standards), has much better lifts and other resort infrastructure, much livelier nightlife, attracts a mostly young and lively clientele rather than families, and has more reliable snow.
In recent years there has been substantial investment in efficient, modern lifts and this year's reporters have been extremely complimentary about the new lifts and the high standard of piste maintenance and grooming.
www.ski-europe.com /resorts/andorra.html   (382 words)

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