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    Andorra Geography 1998

      Location Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain

      Geographic coordinates 42 30 N, 1 30 E

      Map references Europe

      total: 450 sq km
      land: 450 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries
      total: 125 km
      border countries: France 60 km, Spain 65 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 Valira 840 m
      highest point: Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m

      Natural resources hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead

      Land use
      arable land: 2%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 56%
      forests and woodland: 22%
      other: 20% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards snowslides, avalanches

      Environment - current issues deforestation; overgrazing of mountain meadows contributes to soil erosion

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: none of the selected agreements
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Andorra on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Andorra Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Andorra Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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