Andorra - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

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POPULATION 68,403
ROMAN CATHOLIC 60 percent
NONRELIGIOUS AND OTHER 40 percent

Andorra

Country Overview

Introduction

The Principality of Andorra, a small country of 181 square miles (468 square kilometers), is situated between France and Spain on the south side of the Pyrenees Mountains. Its geographical location and the Catalan language unite Andorrans with the people of the Iberian Peninsula. Historically the majority of Andorrans have been Roman Catholic. Since the 1960s Andorran citizens have represented a minority of the population, while Spanish, Portuguese, and French immigrants have made up the majority.

Andorra has been a parliamentary coprincipality since 1993. Two coprinces, the Catholic bishop of Urgell, Spain, and the president of the French Republic, collectively fulfill the function of head of state, although governmental authority resides in the elected General Council and its cabinet.

Religious Tolerance

Until 1993 Catholicism was the official religion in Andorra, and freedom of worship was only tolerated. The Andorran people and...

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