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Andorra, Land and Resources

Valira River, marble quarries, overgrazing, pastureland, soil erosion

Andorra is a region of narrow valleys and mountain peaks that reach heights of more than 2,700 m (8,860 ft). The principal stream is the Valira River. The land has iron and lead deposits and marble quarries; forests of pine and birch are found on the mountains, and low-lying areas have pastureland where sheep are grazed. Andorra has no railroad or airport but possesses an excellent road system.

Deforestation is an issue in Andorra, and overgrazing has caused soil erosion in the mountain meadows.



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Valira River, marble quarries, overgrazing, pastureland, soil erosion, mountain peaks, low-lying areas, mountains, birch, airport, Andorra, iron, issue

 
 

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