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    Gibraltar Geography 1997

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

      Geographic coordinates 36 11 N, 5 22 W

      Map references Europe

      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 rockwater 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 AtlanticOcean and Mediterranean Sea

      NOTE: The information regarding Gibraltar on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gibraltar Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gibraltar Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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