Andorra is situated in south-western Europe between France and Spain; it has a population of 83,888. For 715 years - between 1278 and 1993 - Andorra was a unique co-principality ruled by leaders of France and Spain. In 1993 Andorra governance was reformed into a parliamentary democracy. For many years Andorra has been a home for banking and economic freedom. Currently Andorra has an estimated 10 million tourists visiting the country each year, which accounts for roughly 80% of the country’s gross domestic product.
Although small in land mass, Andorra experiences a multitude of climate types, that vary greatly and according to elevation. Andorra’s valleys have a climate similar to that of neighbouring Spain and France, yet because of their higher elevation humidity levels are significantly lower, the winters more severe and the summers cooler.