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    Gibraltar Geography 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/gibraltar/gibraltar_geography.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      Geographic coordinates 36 11 N, 5 22 W

      Map references Europe

      Area
      total: 6.5 sq km
      land: 6.5 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative about 11 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries
      total: 1.2 km
      border countries: Spain 1.2 km

      Coastline 12 km

      Maritime claims
      territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers

      Terrain a narrow coastal lowland borders the Rock of Gibraltar

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Rock of Gibraltar 426 m

      Natural resources NEGL

      Land use
      arable land: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: 100% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues limited natural freshwater resources, so large concrete or natural rock water catchments collect rain water

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      Geography - note strategic location on Strait of Gibraltar that links the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

      NOTE: The information regarding Gibraltar on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gibraltar Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gibraltar Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 21-Dec-01
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