- country in the E Pyrenees, between Spain and France: 181 sq mi (468 sq km)
- its capitalin full Andorra la Vel′la
A tiny country of southwest Europe between France and Spain in the eastern Pyrenees. Although it pays nominal yearly homage to its suzerains in France and Spain, it is an independent republic. Andorra la Vella is the capital.
The name Andorra probably originates from a Basque word andurrial (“shrub-covered land”), but it may come from Arabic الدرا (“the forest”) or Spanish andar (“to walk”).