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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A to Z Challenge 2020: A is for Andorra



Andorra is the smallest country in Europe. It is located south of France, bordering Spain. It has no airport. While its official currency is the Euro, this tiny country is not part of the European Union. It is over 1,000 years old, and its official language is Catalan.

Fun fact: Andorra is the world's only co-principality. This means that it is ruled by 2 "princes."The first is democratically elected, and the second is appointed by the pope. Both take place outside Andorra.

I won this postcard that you see above, and I am happy that I did because Andorra is just slightly larger than the suburb in which I live. In 2017, it had about 76,000 inhabitants.




14 comments:

Viyoma said...

Wow - this AtoZ Challenge is real fun. A lot of learning on day 1 itself. I didnt know about this place. Europe remains one of the travel destinations - hopefully someday- will make it to this place.

Marie Anne said...

Interesting! I've never heard of Andorra, but I guess that's not surprising since it's so tiny.

Glad to see you've taken the challenge too.

~ Marie Anne

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa! Not sure if you would remember a game called "Trivial Pursuit", but I was a big fan. I have an old Trivial Pursuit coffee mug that I use for a pencil holder on my home office desk. Anyway, the first question on the mug is a geography question "Does Andorra have an airport?" Haha! Good luck with the challenge!!

Ann Bennett said...

To travel the world is my goal. But most of it is from reading. Nice stamps.

Ira Mishra said...

Wow nice to know about Andorra...hope will get to visit it some day... All the best for the A2Z blogging challenge

KatyTrailCreations said...

Did my DNA thing and turns out I have descendants from Andorra. Was very surprised! Now if I can link to that Royalty lineage for my inheritance. lol (I'm pretty sure that is not gonna happen haha) Look forward to your next posts.
My Letter A:
https://katytrailcreations.com/2020/04/01/apron-advocate-atozaprilchallenge/

Langley Cornwell said...

Very pretty postcard, and the stamps are very neat. I've never heard of Andorra before. Thanks for the intro.

Kiddoblogger said...

Such an interesting post and I learned something new today. Ready to read B tomorrow.

Jade Li said...

Andorra sounds like a good place to live, close to other big countries but still its own entity. Interesting about the 2 Princes.

Jen said...

Well, this is a place I have never heard of... but considering it is the smallest country in Europe, I am not surprised. Nor am I familiar with the language Catalan! You have taught me a great deal in my visit!! Enjoyed reading!

NotesinaBook said...

Lots of interesting facts. Thanks for sharing. I'm really enjoying your challenge. Will be back for more.

Lisa Clark said...

That is a really cool postcard!

Ruby Manchanda said...

Wow.. Many thanks for this virtual world tour

Welfare unto all
Rab rakha

Jay said...

Wow... That is a nice information. The co-principality is interesting! Thank you so much for sharing it.

You might like this...
https://humblejay21.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/a-anger/