Andorra la Vella

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Andorra la Vella
View of Andorra la Vella and a small part of Escaldes-Engordany
View of Andorra la Vella and a small part of Escaldes-Engordany
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Andorra la Vella parish, in red, in Andorra
Andorra la Vella parish, in red, in Andorra
CountryAndorra
CapitalAndorra la Vella
VillagesTemplate:Comma separated entries
Government
 • MayorConxita Marsol Riart
Area
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Population
 (2015)[3]
 • Total22,886
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Demonym(s)Andorran
andorrà, andorrana (ca)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
AD500
ISO 3166 codeAD-05
WebsiteOfficial website

Andorra la Vella is the capital city of the principality of Andorra and is one of the seven parishes of Andorra. It is in the southwestern part of the country.

Geography

The Andorra la Vella parish is in the southwestern part of the country at the confluence of two mountain streams, the Valira del Nord (Northern Valira) and the Valira de l'Orient (Eastern Valira), which join to form the Gran Valira that flows through the capital city.

The parish borders with the La Massana parish to the north, with the Escaldes-Engordany parish to the east, with the Sant Julià de Lòria parish to the south and with Spain to the west.

The highest mountain in the parish is Pic d'Os (Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.) with an elevation of 2,406 m (7,894 ft) above sea level; it is on the border with the Sant Julià de Lòria parish and Spain.[4]

Population

The parish had a population, in 2015, of 22,886 inhabitants,[3] for a population density of 1,907.2 persons/km².

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Villages

The urban areas in the parish are:

No. Town Population[5]
(2015)
Altitude[6]
(m)
Notes[6]
1 Andorra la Vella 19,884 1,029 The capital of the country and of the parish.
2 Santa Coloma d’Andorra 3,002 970 On the right side of the Gran Valira river, at about 2 km (1.2 mi) from Andorra la Vella.

Economy

Andorra la Vella is the country's commercial centre. The city is also the centre for many banks and businesses. The state is not a member of the European Union, but has a customs arrangement with the EU, and uses the euro.

References

  1. "Cònsols i consellers". El Comú d'Andorra la Vella (in Catalan). Retrieved 28 December 2016.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. "Andorra - General Information". Geohive. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Population by parish". Department d'Estadísticas - Govern d'Andorra. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. "Pic d'Os, Spain/Andorra". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  5. "Population by town". Department d'Estadísticas - Govern d'Andorra. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Enciclopèdia Catalana" (in Catalan). Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana. Retrieved 28 December 2016.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)