Andorra la Vella

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Andorra la Vella
Parish
View of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany
View of Andorra la Vella and a small part of Escaldes-Engordany
Flag of Andorra la Vella
Flag
Coat of arms of Andorra la Vella
Coat of arms
Andorra la Vella in Andorra
Andorra la Vella parish, in red, in Andorra
Coordinates: 42°30′N 1°30′E / 42.5°N 1.5°E / 42.5; 1.5Coordinates: 42°30′N 1°30′E / 42.5°N 1.5°E / 42.5; 1.5
Country Andorra
Capital Andorra la Vella
Villages Santa Coloma d'Andorra
Government[1]
 • Mayor Conxita Marsol Riart
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 1,023 m (3,356 ft)
Population (2015)[3]
 • Total 22,886
 • Density 1,910/km2 (4,940/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Andorran
andorrà, andorrana (ca)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code AD500
ISO 3166 code AD-05
Website Official 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[change | change source]

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 (42°30′17″N 1°27′37″E / 42.50472°N 1.46028°E / 42.50472; 1.46028 (Pic d'Os)) 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[change | change source]

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

Evolution of the population in Andorra la Vella[3]

Villages[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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.

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