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Around the world in 80 days: why visiting Andorra is a must?

The population of the Principality of Andorra is just over 70 thousand people, but more than 8 million tourists visit Andorra annually, which made it, according to the World Bank, “the most visited country in the world in terms of the number of tourists per inhabitants in 2016”.

The Principality of Andorra is a country, along with Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino, which is referred to as one of the “midget states” of Europe, and is in fact the largest out of this group. The area of the Principality of Andorra is only 468 sq. km. Andorra is located in the southwest of the Eurasian continent, between Spain and France, in the eastern part of the Pyrenees Mountains. The country has no access to the sea as the majority of the country is in a mountainous area, at an altitude exceeding 900 meters above sea level. The capital of Andorra is Andorra la Vella – the highest capital in Europe, situated at an altitude of about 1100 metres.

The beauty and uniqueness of the country’s landscapes and resorts, mountain skiing, thermal springs, trade, low tax system and no trade excise, the absence of crime, excellent ecology, and the low cost of living in comparison with neighboring France and Spain all contribute to attracting about 8 million tourists a year.

The legacy of ancient Roman art can be traced throughout the nation and is reflected in many preserved small churches and medieval bridges. Most festivals and popular traditional holidays coincide with religious events and natural cycles of the Earth.

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