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Gibraltar Property Guide

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Country Stats

  • Name: Gibraltar
  • Area: 6.8 km2
  • Population: 30,001
  • Capital City: Gibraltar
  • Gross Domestic Product: £1 billion
  • Currency: Gibraltar pound
  • Major Religions: Roman Catholics, followers of the Church of England and Church of Scotland, Jewish and Hindus
  • Per Capita Income: £27,468
  • GINI Coefficient: 37.7
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About The Country

Gibraltar  is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of theMediterranean. It has an area of 6.0 km2 (2.3 sq mi) and shares its northern border with the Province of Cádiz in Andalusia,Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is a densely populated city area, home to almost 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities.

The British military traditionally dominated Gibraltar's economy, with the naval dockyard providing the bulk of economic activity. This however, has diminished over the last 20 years, and is estimated to account for only 7% of the local economy, compared to over 60% in 1984. Today, Gibraltar's economy is dominated by four main sectors: financial services, online gambling, shipping and tourism.

Gibraltar has a subtropical Mediterranean climate,with mild winters and warm summers. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry. Its average annual temperature is about 21 °C (70 °F) during the day and 15 °C (59 °F) at night.

Within Gibraltar, the main form of transport is the car. Motorcycles are also very popular and there is a good modern bus service. Unlike in the UK and other British territories, traffic drives on the right, as the territory shares a land border with Spain.

Football is a popular sport in Gibraltar.Cricket and Dart also enjoys massive popularity in Gibraltar.

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