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Andorra, History

Charlemagne, chiefs of state, free state, kings, Andorra

Andorra is traditionally held to have been declared a free state by Charlemagne in the 9th century ad. In 1278 it came under the joint control of the Catalan bishop of Urgel and of the count of Foix of France; through the latter, French rights passed successively to the kings and chiefs of state of France. Andorra pays a nominal biennial tribute to France and to the bishop of Urgel. In 1970 women received the right to vote. Andorra was admitted to the United Nations in 1993.



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