National Anthem Lyrics

Andorran National Anthem

Andorran National Anthem


Lyrics:

Original Catalan Words

El gran Carlemany, mon Pare dels alarbs em deslliurà,

I del cel vida em donà de Meritxell, la gran Mare,

Princesa nasquí i Pubilla entre dues nacions neutral

Sols resto lúnica filla de l'imperi Carlemany.

Creient i lluire onze segles, creient i lliure vull ser.

¡Siguin els furs mos tutors i mos Prínceps defensors!

 

English Translation

The great Charlemagne, my Father, from the Saracens liberated me,

And from heaven he gave me life of Meritxell the great mother.

I was born a princess, a maiden neutral between two nations.

I am the only remaining daughter of the Carolingian empire

Believing and free for eleven centuries, believing and free I will be.

The laws of the land be my tutors, and my defender Princess!


Lyrics: D. Joan Benlloch i Vivò

Music: Father Enric Marfany Bons

Adopted: 1914


Flag History

The colors of the Andorran flag represent Andorra’s dependence upon France and Spain. Blue and red are taken from the colors of France, while Red & Yellow are taken from the colors of Spain. The Principality of Andorra is an independent republic in the Pyrenees, between France and Spain. It is one of the world's oldest countries.

Geographic Coordinates:
42 30 N, 1 30 E
Area:
468 sq km
Population:
84,525
Life Expectancy:
82.36 years
Government Type:
Parliamentary Democracy
Capital:
Andorra la Vella
GDP:
$4.22 billion (2008)
Unemployment:
7% (2008)
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Calling Code:
+376
Internet TLD:
.ad