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Gibraltar


    • Affiliation:
      (dependent territory of the UK)

    • Location:
      Southwestern Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar, which links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southern coast of Spain

    • Map references:
      Europe

    • Area:

        total area:
        6.5 sq km

        land area:
        6.5 sq km

        comparative area:
        about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      total 1.2 km, Spain 1.2 km

    • Coastline:
      12 km

    • Maritime claims:

        territorial sea:
        3 nm

    • International disputes:
      source of occasional friction between Spain and the UK

    • Climate:
      Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers

    • Terrain:
      a narrow coastal lowland borders The Rock

    • Natural resources:
      negligible

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        0%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        0%

        forest and woodland:
        0%

        other:
        100%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        limited natural freshwater resources, so large concrete or natural rock water catchments collect rain water

        natural hazards:
        NA

        international agreements:
        NA

    • Note:
      strategic location on Strait of Gibraltar that links the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea






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