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Gibraltar is a UK overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. The territory shares a land border with the province of Cádiz in ► Andalusia, ► Spain to the north. To the south lies ► Morocco. Gibraltar has historically been an important base for the British Armed Forces and is the site of a British naval base. It is probably most famous for the geological formation, the Rock of Gibraltar.


Short name Gibraltar
Official name Gibraltar
Status ► British overseas territory, British since 1704, recongized in 1713, but claimed by Spain
Location South West Europe
Capital Gibraltar
Population 27,921 inhabitants
Area 6.5 km²
Major language(s) English (official)
Major religion(s) Roman Catholicism
More information Gibraltar, Geography of Gibraltar, History of Gibraltar and Politics of Gibraltar
More images Gibraltar - Gibraltar (Category).

General maps

Gibraltar map-en.svg Map of Gibraltar

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Gibraltar, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Gibraltar.

Kärtchen des vorgebirges von gibraltar.jpg Historical map of the promontory of Gibraltar, Meyers Konversationslexikons (1885-90)

Satellite maps

Gibraltar-NLT Landsat7.jpg Satellite map of Gibraltar

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