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Gibraltar Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 11, 2011

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

Geographic coordinates:
36 08 N, 5 21 W

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 6.5 sq km
country comparison to the world: 243
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 6.5 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
more than 10 times the size of The National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Land boundaries:
total: 1.2 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Spain 1.2 km

Coastline:
12 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 3 nm

Climate:
Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers

Terrain:
a narrow coastal lowland borders the Rock of Gibraltar

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Rock of Gibraltar 426 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
none

Land use:
arable land: 0%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 100% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
NA

Environment - current issues:
limited natural freshwater resources: large concrete or natural rock water catchments collect rainwater (no longer used for drinking water) and adequate desalination plant

Geography - 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 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gibraltar Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gibraltar Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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