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Andorra

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Andorra äNdôrˈ [key], officially Principality of Andorra, autonomous parliamentary co-principality (2020 est. pop. 77.265), 179 sq mi (464 sq km), high in the E ...

Andorra la Vella

(Encyclopedia)Andorra la Vella lä vĕlˈyä [key] or Andorra, Span. Andorra la Vieja, Fr. Andorre-la-Vielle, city (2006 est. pop. 24,211), capital of Andorra, on the Valira River near its confluence with the Valir...

Ariège

(Encyclopedia)Ariège äryĕzhˈ [key], department, SW France, in Languedoc, bounded by Spain and Andorra. Foix is the capital. ...

Pyrenees

(Encyclopedia)Pyrenees pĭrˈənēz, Span. Pirineos, Fr. Pyrénées, mountain chain of SW Europe, 21,380 sq mi (55,374 sq km), between France and Spain, a formidable barrier between the Iberian Peninsula and the Eu...

Catalan language

(Encyclopedia)Catalan language, member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. It is spoken by about 8 million people in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, and...

Frisch, Max

(Encyclopedia)Frisch, Max, 1911–91, Swiss writer. He obtained a diploma in architecture in 1941, and his designs included the Zürich Recreation Park. After 1955 he became recognized as one of Europe's major lite...

Europe

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Europe y&oobreve;rˈəp, 6th largest continent, c.4,000,000 sq mi (10,360,000 sq km) including adjacent islands (2015 est. pop. 740,814,000). It is actually a vast peninsula of the great Eu...

Spain

(Encyclopedia)CE5 CE5 Spain, Span. España āspäˈnyä, officially Kingdom of Spain, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 46,398,000), 194,884 sq mi (504,750 sq km), including the Balearic and Canary islan...

France

(Encyclopedia)CE5 France frăns, Fr. fräNs, officially French Republic, republic (2015 est. pop. 64,457,000), 211,207 sq mi (547,026 sq km), W Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel (N), the Atlantic...

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