Covering an area of only 6.7 sq. km, the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is located at the southern edge of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.
As marked on the map by an upright yellow triangle, the Rock of Gibraltar is the most significant landmark of the region. This spectacular rock monolith rises to an elevation of 1396ft (426m) and is also the territory’s highest point. The surrounding land is close to the sea level and consists of a few sandy beaches. There are no rivers in Gibraltar. The territory’s lowest point is at the Mediterranean Sea (0m).
Being an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, Gibraltar has no major administrative divisions. However, it is divided into a total of 7 Major Residential Areas. In alphabetical order, these Major Residential Areas are East Side, North District, Reclamation Areas, Sandpits Area, South District, Town Area, and Upper Town.
Gibraltar serves as an important airbase and an international port, as well as a major tourist attraction. More than thousands of tourists visit each year to tour "The Rock," and to enjoy the beaches and wonderful Mediterranean weather. At the foot of “The Rock” is the densely populated city area, which is home to more than 32,000 people.
The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is located at the southern edge of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is geographically positioned both in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. The territory overlooks the Strait of Gibraltar, which connects the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Gibraltar is bordered by the country of Spain in the north.
Gibraltar Bordering Countries: Spain.
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|Total Area||6.00 km2|
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|Currency||Gibraltar pounds (GIP)|
This page was last updated on February 24, 2021