Andorra la Vella

capital of Andorra

Andorra la Vella is the capital city of the principality of Andorra and is one of the seven parishes of Andorra. It is in the southwestern part of the country.

Andorra la Vella
View of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany
View of Andorra la Vella and a small part of Escaldes-Engordany
Flag of Andorra la Vella
Coat of arms of Andorra la Vella
Queen Bee Angela
Andorra la Vella in Andorra
Andorra la Vella parish, in red, in Andorra
Coordinates: 42°30′N 1°30′E / 42.5°N 1.5°E / 42.5; 1.5
CapitalAndorra la Vella
VillagesSanta Coloma d'Andorra
 • MayorConxita Marsol Riart
 • Total12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation1,023 m (3,356 ft)
 • Total22,886
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
andorrà, andorrana (ca)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
ISO 3166 codeAD-05
WebsiteOfficial website



The Andorra la Vella parish is in the southwestern part of the country at the confluence of two mountain streams, the Valira del Nord (Northern Valira) and the Valira de l'Orient (Eastern Valira), which join to form the Gran Valira that flows through the capital city.

The parish borders with the La Massana parish to the north, with the Escaldes-Engordany parish to the east, with the Sant Julià de Lòria parish to the south and with Spain to the west.

The highest mountain in the parish is Pic d'Os (42°30′17″N 1°27′37″E / 42.50472°N 1.46028°E / 42.50472; 1.46028 (Pic d'Os)) with an elevation of 2,406 m (7,894 ft) above sea level; it is on the border with the Sant Julià de Lòria parish and Spain.[4]

At 1023 m (3,356 ft) above sea level, it is the highest capital in Europe.



The parish had a population, in 2015, of 22,886 inhabitants,[3] for a population density of 1,907.2 persons/km².

Evolution of the population in Andorra la Vella[3]



The urban areas in the parish are:

No. Town Population[5]
1 Andorra la Vella 19,884 1,029 The capital of the country and of the parish.
2 Santa Coloma d’Andorra 3,002 970 On the right side of the Gran Valira river, at about 2 km (1.2 mi) from Andorra la Vella.



Andorra la Vella is the country's commercial centre. The city is also the centre for many banks and businesses. The state is not a member of the European Union, but has a customs arrangement with the EU, and uses the euro.


  1. "Cònsols i consellers". El Comú d'Andorra la Vella (in Catalan). Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. "Andorra - General Information". Geohive. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Population by parish". Department d'Estadísticas - Govern d'Andorra. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. "Pic d'Os, Spain/Andorra". Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  5. "Population by town". Department d'Estadísticas - Govern d'Andorra. Retrieved 28 December 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Enciclopèdia Catalana" (in Catalan). Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana. Retrieved 28 December 2016.