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Principality of Andorra in the Pyrenees

42.5N 1.5E

July 3rd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Andorra - June 10th, 2009

Andorra - June 10th, 2009

Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, is a small landlocked country, the sixth smallest nation in Europe. It is visible here in the center of this orthorectified ASAR (radar) image, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain (below) and France (above).

Due to its location in the eastern Pyrenees mountain range, Andorra consists predominantly of rugged mountains of an average height of 1,996 metres (6,549 ft) with the highest being the Coma Pedrosa at 2,946 metres (9,665 ft).

These are dissected by three narrow valleys in a Y shape that combine into one as the main stream, the Valira River, leaves the country for Spain (at Andorra’s lowest point of 870 m/2,854 ft). Andorra’s surface area is 468 square kilometres (181 sq mi).

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