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Country name conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Gibraltar
Gevernment typeNA
Capital name: Gibraltar
geographic coordinates: 39 11 N, 5 22 W
time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Flag descriptiontwo horizontal bands of white (top, double width) and red with a three-towered red castle in the center of the white band; hanging from the castle gate is a gold key centered in the red band
CurrencyGibraltar pound (GIP)
Internet country code.gi
Ports and terminalsGibraltar
Agriculture productsnone
Industriestourism, banking and finance, ship repairing, tobacco
Geography
LocationSouthwestern Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar, which links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southern coast of Spain
Coordinates36 8 N, 5 21 W
ContinentEurope
Area total: 6.5 sq km
land: 6.5 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries total: 1.2 km
border countries: Spain 1.2 km
Coastline12 km
ClimateMediterranean with mild winters and warm summers
Terraina narrow coastal lowland borders the Rock of Gibraltar
Natural resourcesnone
Natural hazardsNA
People
Population27,928 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsSpanish, Italian, English, Maltese, Portuguese, German, North Africans
ReligionsRoman Catholic 78.1%, Church of England 7%, other Christian 3.2%, Muslim 4%, Jewish 2.1%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 0.9%, none 2.9% (2001 census)
LanguagesEnglish (used in schools and for official purposes), Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

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