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Andorra Geography

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Andorra: Geography

Location
Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain
Geographic coordinates
42 30 N, 1 30 E
Map references
Europe
Area
total: 468 sq km
land: 468 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries
total: 120.3 km
border countries: France 56.6 km, Spain 63.7 km
Coastline
0 km (landlocked)
Maritime claims
none (landlocked)
Climate
temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers
Terrain
rugged mountains dissected by narrow valleys
Elevation extremes
lowest point: Riu Runer 840 m
highest point: Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m
Natural resources
hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead
Land use
arable land: 4%
permanent crops: 0%
permanent pastures: 45%
forests and woodland: 35%
other: 16% (1998 est.)
Irrigated land
NA sq km
Natural hazards
snowslides, avalanches
Environment - current issues
deforestation; overgrazing of mountain
meadows contributes to soil erosion; air pollution; waste water
treatment and solid waste disposal
Environment - international agreements
party to: Hazardous Wastes
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Geography - note
landlocked
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