Gibraltar is a British overseas territory that shares a border with Spain to the north with the name of the territory derived from the Arabic name Jabal Tāriq "mountain of Tariq" refering to the geological formation, the Rock of Gibraltar.
Gibraltar was ceded by Spain to the Crown of Great Britain in perpetuity, under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, though Spain asserts a claim to the territory and seeks its return.
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Facts about Gibraltar :
Government: overseas territory of United Kingdom
Currency: Gibraltar pound (GIP)
Area: 6.5 sq km
Population: 27,928 (July 2006 est.)
Language: English (used in schools and for official purposes) and Spanish.
Religion: Roman Catholic 76.9%, Church of England 6.9%, Muslim 6.9%, Jewish 2.3%, none or other 7%
Electricity: 230V/50Hz (UK 3 pin plug)
Calling Code: +350
Internet TLD: .gi
Time Zone: UTC+1