by Miquel Fabré
Andorra is lank-locked tightly between France and Spain deep into the center of the Pyrenees. It is really only 180 square-miles, which tends to make it the 6th smallest country in Europe. There is suggestion that the name comes from the Arabic al-Dorra, which signifies forest but little is definitely known of its name. The country became an entity unto itself officially in 1288, when the surrounding rulers formulated the principality but still all co-inhabited the mountainous area none the less. It actually wasnt until very recently in 1993 that France loosened its reigns enough for Andorra to turn into an independent state. There are now seven parishes that all each have their own mini-governments and govern law and order for their inhabitants.
As being a tourist in An...More