The Principality of Andorra
12 Aug, 2014 | From Goran of Macedonia
POSTCROSSING FRIEND | POSTCARD SENT FROM ANDORRA
This postcard was sent by Goran during his recent trip to Andorra. It is his dream to travel as much as he can and see places not usually frequented by tourists. And I can say that one by one, he is starting to explore them :) Goran described Andorra as small yet wonderful and packed with surprises.
Andorra is one of the world's smallest countries at only 180 square miles. It is a landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe. Almost hidden on the border between France and Spain, the tiny principality of Andorra is a land of narrow valleys and mountainous landscapes.
The independent Principality of Andorra is co-governed by the President of France and the Spain's Bishop of Urgel. With just over 70,000 people, this mountainous tourist destination tucked in the Pyrenees between France and Spain has been independent since 1278.
Its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 ft) above sea level. The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.