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Andorra Geography




Andorra    Geography Top of Page
Location: Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain
Geographic coordinates: 42 30 N, 1 30 E
Map references: Europe
Area: total:  468 sq km

land:  468 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: total:  120.3 km

border countries:  France 56.6 km, Spain 63.7 km
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Maritime claims: none (landlocked)
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
Natural resources: hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead
Land use: arable land:  4%

permanent crops:  0%

permanent pastures:  45%

forests and woodland:  35%

other:  16% (1998 est.)
Irrigated land: NA sq km
Natural hazards: snowslides, avalanches
Environment - current issues: deforestation; overgrazing of mountain meadows contributes to soil erosion; air pollution; wastewater treatment and solid waste disposal
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Hazardous Wastes

signed, but not ratified:  none of the selected agreements
Geography - note: landlocked

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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