Principality of Andorra
Principat d’Andorra (Catalan)
Principalité d’Andorre (French)
Principado de Andorra (Spanish)
Political Status: Sovereign “Parliamentary Co-Principality,” with the President of the French Republic and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel possessing certain powers as joint heads of state under constitution approved March 14, 1993, with effect from May 4.
Area: 180 sq. mi. (467 sq. km.).
Population: 72,320 (2003C); 77,000 (2006E).
Major Urban Center (2005E): ANDORRA LA VELLA (22,000).
Official Language: Catalan (French, Spanish, and Portuguese are also used).
Monetary Units: There is no local currency. The French franc and the Spanish peseta both circulated until 2002, when Andorra adopted the euro (market rate November 2, 2007: 1 euro = $1.45US).
French Co-Prince: Jacques CHIRAC; became Co-Prince May 17, 1995, upon inauguration as President of the French Republic.
Permanent French Delegate: Philippe MASSONI.
Spanish Episcopal Co-Prince: ...