General Information about Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a British territory on the Southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and shares a border to the North with Spain who has disputed the sovereignty with Great Britain in the past. Gibraltar's capital shares the same name, its population is 28000, and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Land area is an issue and over 10% of its land area is reclaimed land. It has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers.
Gibraltar is famous for its Barbary Apes which occupy the top of the Rock, but it is also home to a number of rare species of bougainvilleas, as well as being a stop off point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds who use Gibraltar as a link from Northern Europe to tropical Africa where they fly for the winter.
Accommodation on Gibraltar is limited with mainly hotels of varying degrees available for tourists.
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Find Out About The Climate In Gibraltar
Gibraltar experiences warm dry summers with May through to September being hot and humid with daylight lasting up to 11 hours. Winters are mild with tops of 15 degrees although they can be quiet wet due to most of the rain falling in that period.
Geographical Information On Gibraltar
Gibraltar shares one of its borders with Spain with the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea on either side. Fresh waters are rare and the land is not suitable for cultivation. Its coastline is just 12 kilometres with a total area of 6.5 square kilometres of land.
Learn About The Economy in Gibraltar
The official currency in Gibraltar is the pound and can be divided into 100 pence. One of the countries biggest source of income is from the tourism industry alongside banking and finance as well as ship building and repairing. They mainly export to the UK, Morocco, Portugal, Netherlands and Spain.
Festivals and Events
Find Out Whats On In Gibraltar
There is always something happening in Gibraltar but one of the newest festivals to Gibraltar is the Gibtelecom Chess Festival which has been running for over 5 years now and it attracts a line-up of world champions each year. Its normally held at the Caleta Hotel and offers high prize winning stakes.