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Where is Gibraltar located in the world?

Written By: Gibraltar, British overseas territory occupying a narrow peninsula of Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast, just northeast of the Strait of Gibraltar, on the east side of the Bay of Gibraltar (Bay of Algeciras), and directly south of the Spanish city of La Línea.

Why visit Gibraltar for families?

Whether you are visiting us for a break or on business, you’ll experience great Gibraltarian hospitality along with our proud British traditions. The team at the Gibraltar Tourist Board will be at your disposal to advise you on all there is to see and do on the magnificent Rock of Gibraltar. Thank you and enjoy your visit. Gibraltar for families.

What is the freedom of the city of Gibraltar?

On 24 September 2015, the Freedom of the City of Gibraltar was conferred upon the RGP by the Mayor, Adolfo Canepa. The defence of Gibraltar, as a British territory, is the responsibility of the national ( i.e., British) government, with its tri-services British Forces Gibraltar .

Why did the British take Gibraltar from Spain?

In 1704, Anglo-Dutch forces captured Gibraltar from Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne. The territory was ceded to Great Britain in perpetuity under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.

Where is the island of Gibraltar located?

Gibraltar, British overseas territory occupying a narrow peninsula of Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast, just northeast of the Strait of Gibraltar, on the east side of the Bay of Gibraltar (Bay of Algeciras ), and directly south of the Spanish city of La Línea. It is 3 miles (5 km) long and 0.75 mile...

Why use this interactive map of Gibraltar?

If you are planning on traveling to Gibraltar, use this interactive map to help you locate everything from food to hotels to tourist destinations. The street map of Gibraltar is the most basic version which provides you with a comprehensive outline of the city’s essentials.

Who owns Gibraltar?

Gibraltar, however, is bordered by Spain and is located on the Iberian Peninsula. Tthere have been conflicts between England and Spain on who owns it. The 1713 Treaty of Utrecht gave England full sovereignty over Gibraltar.

What is the rock of Gibraltar known for?

Gibraltar is a British overseas territory just northeast of the Strait of Gibraltar. Since the 18th century, Gibraltar has been a symbol of British military strength, and it is commonly known as “the Rock.”

What type of government does Gibraltar have?

Under its current constitution, Gibraltar has almost complete internal self-governance through a parliament elected for a term of up to four years. The unicameral parliament presently consists of 17 elected members, and the Speaker who is not elected, but appointed by a resolution of the parliament. The government consists of 10 elected members.

What does the Gibraltar Health Authority do?

The Gibraltar Health Authority, established under the Medical (Gibraltar Health Authority) Act of 1987 is funded through the Gibraltar Group Practice Medical Scheme. It employs around 900 people, handling 37,000 A&E attendances, 40,000 outpatient appointments, and 90,000 GP visits a year.

Why is Gibraltar important to Spain?

It remains strategically important, with half the worlds seaborne trade passing through the strait. Today Gibraltars economy is based largely on tourism, online gambling, financial services and bunkering. The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations because Spain asserts a claim to the territory.

What is the National Day of Gibraltar?

Gibraltars first sovereignty referendum is celebrated annually on Gibraltar National Day (10 September). It is a public holiday, during which most Gibraltarians dress in their national colours of red and white. Until 2016, the tradition had been to also release 30,000 similarly coloured balloons, which represented the people of Gibraltar.

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