Southwestern Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar, which links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southern coast of Spain
36 08 N, 5 21 W
total: 7 sq km
land: 6.5 sq km
water: 0 sq km
more than 10 times the size of The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
total: 1.2 km
border countries (1): Spain 1.2 km
territorial sea: 3 nm
Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers
a narrow coastal lowland borders the Rock of Gibraltar
highest point: Rock of Gibraltar 426 m
lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
agricultural land: 0% (2011 est.)
other: 100% (2018 est.)
occasional droughts; no streams or large bodies of water on the peninsula (all potable water comes from desalination)
note 1: strategic location on Strait of Gibraltar that links the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea
note 2: one of only two British territories where traffic drives on the right, the other being the island of Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory
NOTE: The information regarding Gibraltar on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gibraltar 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gibraltar 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
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