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Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Andorra

Geography

Andorran Geography - Pyrenees
Pyrenees

Andorra is one of Europe's smallest countries. The landlocked country sits between France (north) and Spain (south) on the edge of the Iberian Peninsula.

Geographically, Andorra is a mountainous country in the Pyrenees Mountains, with most people living in these mountain valleys. The elevation is fairly high and transportation is difficult, leading to a small country both in size and population.

Weather

Andorran Geography - Pyrenees
Pyrenees

Andorra is a small country so weather variations are based more on elevation than on region. It is also a country that experiences drastic temperature variations from day to night due to this geography.

Winters in Andorra tend to dip below freezing (32° F (0° C)) at night, while day time temperatures generally get into the 40s (5-6° C). Summers actually see a wider temperature range as daily highs can get up to 80° F (26° C) on a regular basis, but nights fall to the mid-50s (12-13° C).

Wildlife

Andorran Geography - Andorra le Vella
Andorra le Vella

There are numerous mammals that live in the mountains and forests of Andorra including bears, wolves, rabbits, and other small mammals. There is a limited amount of sea life; the small streams and rivers contain some fish, such as pike and trout, but the landlocked country has little else.

The birds that spend time in Andorra are primarily conditioned for mountainous terrain or elevation and the most common birds are eagles, vultures, and smaller game birds like ducks.

This page was last updated: March, 2013