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Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance to the Mediterranean. It has an area of ​​2, 3 square kilometers (6, 0 km2) and a northern border with the province of Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.
The Rock of Gibraltar is the only point of reference in the region. At its base is the densely populated area of ​​the city of almost 30,000 Gibraltar and other nationalities.
An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from Spain in 1704 during the War of Spanish Succession, on behalf of the Habsburg suitor to the Spanish throne.
The territory was later given perpetually to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, having been an important base for the Royal Navy.
Today its economy is mainly based on turism, online games, financial services and transport.
The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a great point of discord in the Anglo Spanish relations because Spain affirms the claim of the territory.
The Gibraltars have overwhelmingly rejected proposals for Spanish sovereignty in a referendum in 1967 and again in 2002. Under the 2006 Gibraltar Constitution, Gibraltar is virtually independent, although some powers, such as defense and foreign affairs, remain under the responsibility of the UK.
Official language
English
Currency
Pound
Documentation
The necessary documentation to travel to Gibraltar varies according to the country of origin.
For citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein it is sufficient to have a valid passport or photo ID card.
If you are from another country other than those listed above, the maximum stay in Gibraltar is 90 days.
There are countries whose citizens are required to have a valid tourist visa in order to enter Gibraltar.
Given the various conditions required for entry into Gibraltar, it is suggested that you contact the British Embassy or Consulate in the visitor's country of residence to check these requirements before you begin your journey.
Tourism
The Rock of Gibraltar dominates the entry of the Mediterranean between the southern tip of Spain and the African continent. Both famous and enigmatic, Gibraltar contains some of the most extensive military fortifications in Europe, spanning more than 1200 years of Moors, Spanish and British history. Tourists can enjoy some of the best caves in Europe as well as the famous semi-wild Gibraltar monkeys. Many other attractions and activities make Gibraltar unique in terms of history, geography, geology, flora and fauna.
Gastronomy
Known for its cultural richness as well as its gastronomic influences, Gibraltar's position in the world allows different cultures to influence their gastronomic identities. Such influences as English, Spanish, Moroccan, Indian, Chinese and Thai cultures gave rise to a wide variety of culinary delights in Gibraltar.

New developments in Gibraltar certainly gave rise to new restaurants with different influences in Gastronomy. Through the Ocean Village and enjoy an appetizing dinner while relaxing at the fascinating sunsets of Gibraltar, or enjoying lunch at one of our local hotels.
Queensway Quay on the Marina offers a variety of quality restaurants in a charming setting that seduces any visitor.
Weather
Gibraltar has a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers. Rainfall occurs mostly in winter, with the summer usually dry.
Its average annual temperature is about 21 ° C (70 ° F) during the day and 15 ° C (59 ° F) at night. In the coldest month in January, the temperature ranges from 11-18 ° C (52-64 ° F) during the day and 9-14 ° C (48-57 ° F) at night, the average sea temperature is 15 -16 ° C (59-61 ° F).
In the hottest month of August, the temperature typically ranges from 25-31 ° C (77-88 ° F) during the day, above 20 ° C (68 ° F) at night, the average sea temperature is 22 ° C (72Â ° F).
Safety
Gibraltar has a low crime rate and has a large police force to keep the peace there.
Health care
The healthcare system in Gibraltar is similar to that of the UK and has the European Health Insurance system and has a modern hospital. If the traveler is from a country that has the CESD card, he / she is entitled to free and complete medical emergency treatment.
Tourists should pay attention to the monkeys as they are not tamed and may bite. It is advisable not to feed the monkeys, even if there are sellers of monkey foods. This is illegal and can harm your health.
Tips for children and some adults is: do not try to catch the monkeys (even puppies), and if bitten, seek immediate medical treatment. The monkeys at the top of the mountain are more aggressive.
Telecommunications and Electricity
Phones

In Gibraltar one can call from the public telephones, that are in the streets or of the telephone booths available in the post offices.
Most public phones work with a calling card, which can be easily purchased.
There are also public telephones that work with credit / debit cards (Visa type).
Mobile phones may be used as long as roaming has been activated in the country of origin.

Internet
Gibraltar is well served by internet services, there are several cybers-cafes with high speed connections.
In case you have a laptop or notebook, there are numerous cafes that offer the free wi-fi connection.

Electricity
In Gibraltar they use the following chain:
220/240 volts AC, 50 Hz.

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