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Andorra (/ænˈdɔːrə/Catalan: [ənˈdorə], locally [anˈdɔra]), officially the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d’Andorra), also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra (Catalan: Principat de les Valls d’Andorra), is a sovereignlandlockedmicrostate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyreneesmountains and bordered by France in the north, and Spain in the south. Created under a charter in 988, the present principality was formed in 1278. It is known as a principality as it is a diarchy headed by two Co-Princes – the Catholic Bishop of Urgell in Spain and the President of France.

Andorra is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 km2 (181 sq mi) and a population of approximately 77,281. Andorra is the 16th-smallest country in the world by land and 11th-smallest country by population. Its capital Andorra la Vella is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 feet) above sea level. The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.

Andorra’s tourism services an estimated 10.2 million visitors annually. It is not a member of the European Union, but the euro is the official currency. It has been a member of the United Nations since 1993. In 2013, the people of Andorra had the highest life expectancy in the world at 81 years, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study


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World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 7:02 AM – 18 Nov 2017 :

This tiny country has a become a ‘living lab’ with the power to change the world #andorra (

When you think of innovation hubs around the world, Andorra, a tiny country tucked between Spain and France, may not come to mind.

But, for several years, the 180-square-mile nation of 77,000 people has served as a “living lab” for researchers from MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative to prototype, deploy, and test urban innovation.

imagine go deeper.. than ie: mobility of transportation

For Andorra, whose geographical size is only about twice that of Boston, researchers modeled the entire country to analyze, among other things, different behaviors of tourists, an economic driver for the country.

imagine we experiment w no econ driver

The event also saw the opening of an innovation facility in the capital. Located on the ground floor of a public building, the facility contains co-working spaces used for meetings, technological collaborations, and workshops and lectures. An aim is to bring together government officials, urban planners, architects, and the public to work together and use MIT-built technologies to improve the country.

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“This is a highly visible community-engagement space, which will be a platform where anything that is related to innovation and the future of Andorra can be presented and discussed,” Larson says.

In a couple of years, Larson says, his group will conclude its work in Andorra. But he hopes that Andorran researchers and companies will carry the torch: “I will consider our project a success if, at the end of our involvement, all these projects we have seeded have a life of their own.”

cool.. but are they giving life.. to 7 bn..
let’s do a real lab experiment.. one we’ve not yet tried..

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way


suggested cities ness for a people experiment.. short.. short bp