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        A republic in the E. Pyranees between France and Spain, once under the joint suzerainty of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel. Its size is 191 sq mls. The capital is Andorra la Vella.
    (WUD, 1994, p. )(SFC, 5/17/96, p.A-14)(Hem., 3/97, p.74)

839        The first official mention of Andorra was recorded in the records of the cathedral at Seu dUrgell in Spain.
    (Hem., 3/97, p.74)

1278        The co-principality was created after long-running ownership disputes between the Bishops of Seu and the Counts of Foix. They agreed to recognize each other as co-princes of Andorra.
    (Hem., 3/97, p.74)

1939        Sep 25, Andorra and Germany finally signed an official treaty ending WW I. The 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty failed to include Andorra.
    (MC, 9/25/01)

1993        Andorra ended as a co-principality and became legally independent. The parliament chamber had 28 seats, 4 representatives for each of its 7 parishes.
    (Hem., 3/97, p.74)(SSFC, 6/24/07, p.G3)

1996        Andorra was still technically at war with Germany for not having signed the Peace at Westphalia in 1648. Its population stood at about 65,000.
    (SFC, 5/17/96, p.A-14)

2007        Sep 1, Life expectancy in Andorra was reported to be longer than in any other world country, while the same in Swaziland was reported to be the shortest.
    (Econ, 9/1/07, p.14)

2007        Andorras population numbered about 80,000.
    (SSFC, 6/24/07, p.G3)

2015        Mar 13, In Andorra Joan Pau Miquel Prats of Banca Privada d'Andorra (BPA) was arrested on suspicion of money laundering following US allegations that funds were laundered for groups from China, Russia and Venezuela.
    (AP, 3/14/15)

2015        Mar 16, Andorra imposed withdrawal limits for clients of Banca Privada d'Andorra (BPA), a bank accused of money laundering. Spain's central bank said that Banco de Madrid SA, a unit of the Andorran bank, needs bankruptcy protection granted by a judge following a "sharp deterioration" of its finances with large withdrawals of clients' funds.
    (AP, 3/16/15)

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