Capital: Andorra la Vella
Total Area: 468 km²
Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees Mountains and bordered by Spain and France.
Andorra has witnessed strong property price rises over the past few years. There were price rises of 16% in 2004, 19.5% in 2003, and 14% in 2002, according to AGIA, the professional college of Andorran estate agents.
AGIA forecasts that Andorran property prices will rise by 15% in 2006. The average price for a newly built dwelling is now €4,600 per sq m., according to the realtor Invico Andorra.
Andorra saw modest rises during 1995-99, then sharp rises in 2000-01. Since then house prices have moved steadily up. The government imposed a moratorium on building in 2004, which has ensured that supply does not outstrip demand.
Non-resident foreigners need permission to purchase property. A non-resident individual can acquire no more than 1,000 square meters, or, if purchasing an apartment, one unit.