The western, northern and east part of Andorra is surrounded by majestic mountains which the most part of time are covered with snow caps. Côme-Pedrossa's peak (2946 m above sea level) is the highest point of Andorra. Riu-Runer (840 m), respectively, the lowest.
The country received the name from the Basque word "andurrial" that in translation designates "heathland". Official language of the Principality of Andorra is considered Catalan, however, together with it the French and Spanish languages are used.
It is considered that Andorra was founded by Charles the Great, however the direct proofs confirming this fact do not exist. In 805 residents of Andorra helped the king to Louis I Blagotchestivy to break Aquitaine army of saratsin for what Charles the Great granted to Andorra the Great Charter of Svoboda. It is from this point considered to be emergence of Andorra as principalities.
The Principality of Andorra there was property and episcopacies Urkhel, and the count Fua who transferred it in a consequence of France.
In 1419 "Council of the earth" which became the actual parliament of Andorra was organized. In 1866 "New reform" changed feudal system of board in the principality. Till 1993 Andorra was under double protectorate — France and the bishop Urkhelsky, however, in 1993 the principality adopts constitutions which cancelled feudalism remnants. At the moment Andorra is "the parliamentary principality" as which heads of state the President of the French Republic and bishop Urkhelsky are considered.
In the administrative relation the Principality of Andorra it is divided into 7 parrokiya. The capital of the principality is the city of Andorra la Vella. The population of Andorra makes about 84 thousand people. The population of the capital — about 24 thousand people.
Today the main income in treasury of the state is brought in by tourism. Thanks to an originality of traditions and customs which combine culture of two countries — France and Spain Andorra enjoys wide popularity among tourists. The capital and resorts of the principality are ready to offer vacationers restaurants and cafe for every taste and prosperity in which it is possible to try kitchens, both French, and Spanish.
Besides, this state is a zone of duty-free trade that attracts even more tourists here.
High mountains, the beautiful rivers and unique landscapes are only a part of sights of this small country. Chapels and Romance churches, bridges in mountains and the museums — all this characterizes Andorra as the ideal vacation spot, pleasures rest far from vanity wordly.
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