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    Gibraltar Geography 2001

      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

      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: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: limited natural freshwater resources; large concrete or natural rock water catchments collect rainwater

      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 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gibraltar Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gibraltar Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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