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Background:

Strategically important, Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In referendums held in 1967 and 2002, Gibraltarians ignored Spanish pressure and voted overwhelmingly to remain a British dependency.

 

Area ;

 total: 6.5 sq km

 

 

Population:

27,833 (July 2004 est.)

 

Map of Gibraltar

Languages:

English (used in schools and for official purposes), Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

 

Economy/;

Gibraltar benefits from an extensive shipping trade, offshore banking, and its position as an international conference center

 

Industries:

tourism, banking and finance, ship repairing, tobacco

 

Exports - commodities:

 (principally re exports) petroleum 51%, manufactured goods 41%, other 8%

 

Imports - commodities:

fuels, manufactured goods, and foodstuffs

 

Currency:

Gibraltar pound (GIP)

 

Useful links:

 

Government of Gibraltar

Gibraltar tourism, nature and wildlife, history and politics, port of call, and local information services. From the National Tourist Board.

 

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