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Travel to Gibraltar

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Gibraltar

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1
  • Electricity: 230V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: euro (Euro)
  • Country Dialing Code: 350

Gibraltar

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

Capital
Gibraltar

Population
27,884 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
none (overseas territory of the UK)

Climate
Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers

Ethnic groups
Spanish, Italian, English, Maltese, Portuguese, German, North Africans

Religions
Roman Catholic 78.1%, Church of England 7%, other Christian 3.2%, Muslim 4%, Jewish 2.1%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 0.9%, none 2.9% (2001 census)

Languages
English (used in schools and for official purposes), Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Government type
NA

Background
Strategically important, Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In referendums held in 1967 and 2002, Gibraltarians ignored Spanish pressure and voted overwhelmingly to remain a British dependency.

Flag of Gibraltar
Flag of GibraltarFlag has three-towered red castle in the center of the white band; hanging from the castle gate is a gold key centered in the red band; the design is that of Gibraltar's coat of arms granted on 10 July 1502 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain; the castle symbolizes Gibraltar as a fortress, while the key represents Gibraltar's strategic importance - the key to the Mediterranean.


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