Andorra Population, People, Languages and Religions

By | January 21, 2022

Andorra Country Overview

Where is Andorra located? Andorra, officially called ‘Principality of Andorra’, is a small country located in the Eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France. The world consists of many different time zones. Being in Europe, Andorra shares the same time zone as the rest of Europe. Accordingly, there is a time difference of 1 hour in Andorra from the official world time. This means that Andorra is 1 hour ahead of the world time. Like the rest of the European countries, Andorra changes time during the summer.

Andorra National Flag

Population Distribution

As of 2023, the latest population of Andorra is 77,000, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Total population 77,000
Population growth rate -0.06%
Birth rate 7.50 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy 82.58 years
Men life expectancy 80.46 years
Women life expectancy 84.83 years
Age structure
0-14 years 14.06%
15-64 years 69.76%
65 years and above 16.18%
Median age 43.00 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 1.07
Population density 164.53 residents per km²
Urbanization 91.70%
Ethnicities
46% Andorrans, 26% Spaniards, 14% Portuguese, 5% French and others
Religions
Catholics (Roman Catholic) 94.2%; Jews 0.4%; Others 5.4%
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.857
HDI ranking 36th out of 194

People in Andorra

Around 77,000 people live in Andorra today. In 1900 the population was only 6,000. Since then, the population has grown rapidly. Andorrans – that’s the name of the people who live in Andorra – make up only about half of the population (49 percent). There are also Spanish (25 percent), Portuguese (14 percent) and French (4 percent) as well as people from other countries living in Andorra.

Where do the people of Andorra live?

Most of the residents live in the towns that formed in the Valira valley. Overall, 88 percent of the people live in a city. Andorra la Vella is the largest city with almost 23,000 residents, followed by Escaldes-Engordany with 14,000 residents and Encamp with 13,500 residents.

Languages in Andorra

The official language of Andorra is Catalan. However, only 39 percent speak Catalan as their mother tongue and 58 percent use it most frequently in everyday life. That is why one often hears other languages ​​in Andorra, most often Spanish (Castilian), followed by Portuguese and French – according to the residents of Andorra.

Catalan is written using Latin letters (these are the letters you see here too). There are several dialects. The Catalan spoken in Andorra is part of Western Catalan.

Religions in Andorra

90 percent of the population belong to the Roman Catholic Church.