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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Andorra.
Who wrote the Andorran national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Andorra officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Andorra is "El Gran Carlemany" which means in English "The Great Charlemagne".
Andorra's anthem lyrics were written by Joan BENLLOCH i VIVO and the music was written by Enric MARFANY BONS.
Adopted 1921; The Anthem Provides A Brief History Of Andorra In A First Person Narrative.
 
 
Listen to Andorra national anthem on Youtube
 
Andorran anthem lyrics (English translation)
The Great Charlemagne
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,
a believer and free I will be.
The laws of the land be my tutors,
and my defender Princes!
And my defender Princes!
 
You can find more information about Andorran anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Andorran national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Andorra

Andorra flag

Conventional short form country name: Andorra.
Conventional long form country name: Principality of Andorra.
Local short form country name: Andorra.
Local long form country name: Principat d'Andorra.
 
Andorra Government Type: parliamentary democracy (since March 1993) that retains as its chiefs of state a co-principality; the two princes are the President of France and Bishop of Urgell, whose diocese is located in neighboring Spain; both co-princes maintain offices and representatives in Andorra.
 
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
 
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