Living in the country’s capital: Part 1 of 3

Postal code: AD500
Coordinates: 42º 30′ 27” North 1º 31′ 01” East
Average altitude: 1.013 m

Located in a sweeping valley that stands at an average altitude of 1,013 metres, both the natural landscape and the city of Andorra la Vella make this one of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe. Here, two rivers (the Valira del Nord and the Valira de l’Orient) come together to form the River Valira, giving this small city an added special appeal.

Climate: The climate is Mediterranean, yet with the noted influence of the high mountains. This can lead to extreme conditions during the winter, with cold and snow, making it common to see sub-zero temperatures. Living in Andorra la Vella during the summer is truly wonderful, as the temperatures are mild and seldom exceed 30 degrees Celsius.

Language: The official language of the country is Catalan, although Spanish, French, English and Portuguese are commonly used throughout the entire territory of Andorra; and to a lesser degree Russian, German and other languages are also spoken.

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