Gibraltar



Narrow rocky peninsula latitude 36 degrees north longitude 5 degrees west. Juts out steeply from adjoining low-lying coast of southwest Spain, at east end of strait of Gibraltar, overlooking west entrance to Mediterranean. The Rock of Gibraltar is a long, high mountain with a sandy plain to north. Rock has 2.4 kilometre knife-edge running from steep north escarpment, then a 1.6 kilometre slope to south, ending in 30.5 metre high vertical cliffs. The Spanish port of Algeciras lies 8 kilometres across the bay to the west, while the coast of Morocco is 21 kilometres across the Strait of Gibraltar to the south. Highest point 423 metres.


Name: Gibraltar
Location: Europe
Status: Territory
Capital City: Gibraltar Town
Population: 31,000
Languages: English, Spanish

National Anthem:
Save The Queen

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.


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