Due to Andorra's mountainous landscape, the lifestyle in the country is very
different from that of Catalonia, Spain, or France, although there are a large number
of similarities with the neighboring Pyrenees Mountains. The people primarily live
in the mountain valleys where the soils are more fertile and water is easily accessible.
Many parts of these mountains are nearly inaccessible, encouraging the growth of
communities along the valleys. The mountains also prevent settlements from expanding
too much so there are no true cities in Andorra, giving the country a very rural
and natural feel.
While the mountains dictate the lifestyle, they only minimally affect the culture
of the people. This culture is more heavily rooted in the people and their connections.
Being primarily Catalan, Spanish, and French, there are aspects of all these cultures
found in Andorra. Since most people are ethnically Catalan, this culture is more
noticeable in the culture, including the language, foods, and more. However, the
French and greater Spain have also encouraged the culture in various directions
and today the people of Andorra reflect all of these influences.