See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for how AD can stand for Andorra.
On June 25, 1997, the government passed a language law
whose purpose was to secure the official language - Catalan
- in all public areas: the mass media, cultural and sporting
On March 4, 2001, parliamentary elections were held,
again won by Marc Forné, who obtained an absolute majority.
In April 2002, the OECD included Andorra in a list of 7
financial paradises with not very transparent banking rules.
This may open up penalties to the country and restrictions
on foreign investment.
Almost 2% of Andorra's territory is used for agriculture.
These are pastures for sheep as well as the cultivation of
tobacco, cereals, olives, grapes and potatoes. The country's
industry is predominantly linked to the processing of these
agricultural commodities, but due to the limited
agricultural production, most food is imported. Tourism
accounts for 80% of the country's revenue. It is visited
annually by about 9 million. tourists. The banking sector is
characterized by low openness and the country is therefore
often referred to as a financial paradise. Finally, many
legal and illegal emigrants are attracted by its relative