Where is Gibraltar?

Located in Southwestern Europe, Gibraltar has a 1.00 km border with Spain.In 2002, Gibraltar residents voted overwhelmingly by referendum to reject any "shared sovereignty" arrangement.

Gibraltar is a European country covering 7.00 km2. This makes it the 3rd smallest region in the world and about 115 times smaller than New York City. Its geographic coordinates are 36 08 N, 5 21 W and Gibraltar is the capital city.

The name Gibraltar comes from the Spanish derivation of the Arabic "Jabal Tariq", which means "Mountain of Tariq".

Its ISO code is GI.

Geography

Gibraltar has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Mediterranean Sea. Its highest elevation is Rock of Gibraltar which is 426m above tall.

It has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Its terrain is made up mostly of lowlands.

Population

Gibraltar has a population of 29,328 making it the 217th largest in the world.

English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese all spoken. The major ethnic group repoted is Gibraltarian. The majority of the country identifies as Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 350.

Government

It is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Its constitution was last ratified in 2006.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Gibraltar's GDP is $2,044,000,000.00 (USD) with $61,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 194th largest economy and its citizens the 16th richest in the world. The currency of Gibraltar is the Pound (GIP). Its main exports are primarily reexports and include petroleum and manufactured goods. Its major imports include fuels, manufactured goods, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017