The terrain conditions are determined by the country's
geographical location on the southern slope of the eastern
part of the Pyrenees. Andorra has pronounced mountain
terrain with sharp ridges, whose peaks in several places
rise to close to 3000 m above sea level, between plateaus
that are penetrated by deep valleys. The whole country is
more than 800 meters above sea level. The river Valira flows
southwest and flows into Segre, a tributary to Ebro, and a
number of mountain lakes exist.
COUNTRYAAH, the weather in Andorra is affected by the geographical
location which gives rain shadow and therefore less rainfall
than much of the French Pyrenees; On average, 800 mm falls
during the year. In winter the rainfall is the least and
then the area is snowy but sunny. Summer is pleasant with an
average temperature of 19 °C, while winter has a
temperature of about 3 °C in the capital. The clearest
rainfall is May.
The summer has an intense greenery from the trees'
foliage and the lush meadows, which form a suitable pasture
for the country's sheep and cattle herds.
Andorra had no nature-protected areas in 2012, such as
the Madriu – Perafita-Clarord Valley, an area where hunting
is prohibited. The valley was listed on UNESCO's World
Heritage List in 2004. All birds of prey are protected in