Andorra la Vella

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1. March 2020
3. March 2020

You should be able to walk around most of Andorra la Vella. The town is really in two parts. There is the newer section at the North end of the town that is very commercial with lots of shops. The other half is the older half, down across the river and to the South and West. This also has quite a number of shops and places to eat and also the historic part.

It is also the name of the parish that surrounds the capital. As of 2015, the city has a population of 22,886, and the urban area, which includes Escaldes-Engordany plus satellite villages, has over 40,000 inhabitants. The principal industry is tourism, although the country also earns foreign income from being a tax haven. Furniture and brandies are local products. Being at an elevation of 1,023 m (3,356 ft), it is the highest capital city in Europe and a popular ski resort. Andorra la Vella means "Andorra the Town", to distinguish it from the Principality of Andorra as a whole. Although in Catalan the word vella (like French vieille) is derived from the Latin word vetula which means "old", the Vella here (like French ville and Catalan vila) is derived from the Latin word villa and means "town". The site of Andorra la Vella has been settled since prior to the Christian era—notably by the Andosin tribe from the late Neolithic.

Country:
Andorra
Region:
Europe
Safe tap water:
Yes, drinkable
Internet speed:
114 Mbps
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
112
Fire department:
112
Police:
112

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