Sunday, March 16, 2014

Up with Geography: Andorra

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Country Name:

Andorra la Vella



European continent. Andorra outlined in dark black
and with an arrow pointing to it because it's so tiny.

A closer look at Andorra & its neighbors.

France & Spain

Water Borders:

Total Area(added March 2015)
180.55 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Andorra la Vella, Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp, Sant Julia de Loria, La Massana

Famous Geographical Point:
Pyrenees Mountains, which make up the whole country.

Famous Person:
Juli Minoves Triquell, politician & author

Book Set In/About:
The Road to Andorra by Shirley Deane

The author's account of her travels in Andorra.

Movie Set In/About:
"Idiot Love (Amor Idiota)" (2004), directed by Ventura Pons

The tale of a man's obsession with a woman he's met by chance.

Headline of the Day:
"Andorra Draws Home Buyers Despite Tax Law" in The New York Times.

Note: When I typed "Andorra" into Google, no news items appeared. I then typed in "Andorra news" and this was the first article in the first link that I clicked. It is from August 2013.


Patricia said...

Ah, good old Andorra. In elementary school, we had to write a report about a country and I chose Andorra, mostly because it was so small. You gotta love a country that has fewer people than the city in which I now live (or the city which I grew up, for that matter) and whose top ten cities by population, as listed on Wikepedia, end with #10 having about 1,000 people. Crazy Europe with it's crazy "countries."

balyien said...

I was actually grousing at Dan when I was typing out the top 5 city names, "Why are all their city names so long when the cities themselves are so tiny?" Including its suburbs, Andorra la Vella only has like 40K residents. Sheesh.

I also find it weird that, even though it's a separate country, it's co-ruled by two "princes," one from France and one from Spain. Reminds me of that Bible story about the mothers who want to split the baby.