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    Gibraltar Geography - 1989

      Total area: 6.5 km2
      land area: 6.5 km2

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

      Land boundaries: 1.2 km with Spain

      Coastline: 12 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
      @m5Territorial sea: 3 nm

      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: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 100% other

      Environment: natural freshwater sources are meager so large water catchments (concrete or natural rock) collect rain water

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

      NOTE: The information regarding Gibraltar on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gibraltar Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gibraltar Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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