The Principality of Andorra is located in the eastern Pyrenees and with 468 square kilometers of land area it is among the smallest countries in Europe. It borders France to the east and Spain to the west. The country of Andorra is unique with respect to the Head of State because it has two foreign representatives: the Spanish Bishop of Urgell and the President of France.
Although the origin of today’s Andorra dates back in the 13th Century, it was only established as a sovereign democratic state in 1993. Andorra la Vella is the capital of the Principality and is very well-known for shopping in the many duty-free stores. The 4,100 inhabitants of the country’s largest city Canillo live close to the French border. Escaldes-Engordany is a “hotspot” in the truest sense of the word. The hot sulfur springs have made the town famous far beyond the borders of Andorra. The hot springs are well worth a visit.