By Anna Akopyan •
Published: 12 Feb 2024 • 13:22
Views from Andorra
Credit: Liliya Akopyan
Only a three-hour car drive from Barcelona, visiting Andorra makes the perfect trip for anyone living in Spain.
The country boasts 80,242 inhabitants and is famous for its beautiful mountain views and opportunities for skiing and hiking.
Due to its small size and the proximity of the borders with Spain and France, the country enforces strict border control: any criminal activity is instantly reported. The latest United Nations study revealed the crime rate in Andorra being as low as 153.9 people convicted of crimes per 100,000 inhabitants. Statistics at Numbeo (a specialised statistics website) also show a 89.9 per cent safety walking alone during daylight and 87.8 per cent safety walking alone at night in the country´s streets.
Andorra´s government has continuously provided a guaranteed minimum income to its citizens and the right to apply for social benefit, building a community in which crime has no appeal. The country has remained neutral for the last 700 years.
“In 2016 we had 45 prisoners in the Andorran jail: 35 men and eight women. Most crimes were drug smuggling and shoplifting”, : commented the Minister of Internal Affairs of Andorra, Xavier Espo.
Not only is Andorra safe from crime but it has not suffered natural disasters and remains one of the most peaceful and memorable countries to visit.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.