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    Andorra Geography 2000

      Location: Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain

      Geographic coordinates: 42 30 N, 1 30 E

      Map references: Europe

      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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