Culture & Identity of Andorra
The Andorrans almost huddle together in the valleys of the country as nearly everyone
lives in these relatively urban centers. Despite this seemingly urban lifestyle,
the people are still somewhat isolated in the mountains. In a way, the Andorrans
are urban, yet isolated, and at the same time, the country is quite diverse and
much of their population is actually French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
The setting, location, ethnic diversity, and more all create distinct variations
on the daily way of life in Andorra. Yet, the country is very much in touch with
the world around them and today most people have a standard pattern due to family,
work, and hobbies. Although few people would prefer it, the daily pattern for many
people in Andorra revolves around work and school.
Most jobs in Andorra are in the services sector and most run from about 9:00 am
to about 5:00 pm, but numerous positions have a long lunch break mid-day. Schools
have similar hours and, like many offices, are taught in Catalan, Spanish, and/or