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Andorra Geography

Geography

Andorra is very rugged, with high mountains (the Pyrenees), covering the entire country.

The highest point is Coma Pedrosa at 9,665 ft. (2,946m), and no part of Andorra is lower than 3,000 ft. (900m).

A few small, winding rivers are bordered by steep, narrow valleys.

Geography Andorra
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: 2.22%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 97.78% (2001)

Irrigated land:

NA sq km

Natural hazards:

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; straddles a number of important crossroads in the Pyrenees

Note: The information tabled directly above was researched by and provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

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