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Andorra Geography 1999

    Location: Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain

    Geographic coordinates: 42 30 N, 1 30 E

    Map references: Europe

    total: 450 sq km
    land: 450 sq km
    water: 0 sq km

    Area—comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

    Land boundaries:
    total: 125 km
    border countries: France 60 km, Spain 65 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 Valira 840 m
    highest point: Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m

    Natural resources: hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead

    Land use:
    arable land: 2%
    permanent crops: 0%
    permanent pastures: 56%
    forests and woodland: 22%
    other: 20% (1993 est.)

    Irrigated land: NA sq km

    Natural hazards: snowslides, avalanches

    Environment—current issues: deforestation; overgrazing of mountain meadows contributes to soil erosion

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: none of the selected agreements
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

    Geography—note: landlocked

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