Andorra



a republic in the E Pyrenees between France and Spain, under the joint suzerainty of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel. 191 sq. mi. (495 sq. km).
Also called Andorra la Vella
[Catalan. ahn-dawr-rah lah ve-lyah] /Catalan. ɑnˈdɔr rɑ lɑ ˈvɛ lyɑ/ (Show IPA). a city in and the capital of this republic.
Contemporary Examples

And Andorra is a tax haven with bargain luxury goods shopping and great ski slopes.
Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam P. J. O’Rourke November 26, 2014

Historical Examples

Things are not so uncivilized in Andorra as one might think!
Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces Francis Miltoun

Andorra opened the folder, taking out a few sheets of paper.
Indirection Everett B. Cole

What’s that old republic up in the Pyrenees somewhere—Andorra?
Herland Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

A balustrade surmounting the faade, supplied by the republic of Andorra.
Lippincott’s Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878 Various

The Opposition—that is to say, the Empress’s party—objected that Andorra had no seaboard.
Strange Stories Grant Allen

Commerce and industry are free of all taxation in Andorra, and customs dues apply on but few articles.
Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces Francis Miltoun

He placed a hand on the back of Andorra’s chair, remembering the words of one of the teachers.
Indirection Everett B. Cole

But, in the complication of medival relations, Andorra has two protecting lords, two receivers of tribute.
The Chief Periods of European History Edward A. Freeman

They inhabit all the Pyrenees and are comparatively numerous on the hills round Andorra (Pyrnes orientales).
Wild Spain (Espaa agreste) Abel Chapman

noun
a mountainous principality in SW Europe, between France and Spain: according to tradition, given independence by Charlemagne in the 9th century for helping to fight the Moors; placed under the joint sovereignty of the Comte de Foix and the Spanish bishop of Urgel in 1278; under the joint overlordship of the French head of state and the bishop of Urgel from the 16th century; adopted a constitution reducing the powers of the overlords in 1993. Languages: Catalan (official), French, and Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: euro. Capital: Andorra la Vella. Pop: 85 293 (2013 est). Area: 464 sq km (179 sq miles) Official name Principat d’Andorra

probably from indigenous (Navarrese) andurrial “shrub-covered land.”

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