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Strategically important, Gibraltar was reluctantly ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In a referendum held in 1967, Gibraltarians voted overwhelmingly to remain a British dependency. The subsequent granting of autonomy in 1969 by the UK led to Spain closing the border and severing all communication links. A new non-colonial constitution came into effect in 2007, but the UK retains responsibility for defense, foreign relations, internal security, and financial stability.



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Country Name: Gibralter
Continent: Europe
Capital City:
Boundary Countries: Spain
Recommended Hospitals in Capital:
Main Cities: Gibralter
Country Size: 6.4 sq km
Population: 27,967


Language: English (used in schools and for official purposes), Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Currency: Gibraltar pound (GIP)
Predominant Religions:

Roman Catholic 78.1%, Church of England 7%, other Christian 3.2%, Muslim 4%, Jewish 2.1%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 0.9%, none 2.9%

National Holidays: National Day, 10 September (1967); note - day of the national referendum to decide whether to remain with the UK or go with Spain
Economic Status:

Gibraltar is a United Kingdom Overseas Territory bordering Spain and located at the southernmost tip of Europe at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea.  It is one of thirteen former British colonies that have elected to continue their political links with London


Royal Gibralter Regiment

US Presence:

None (overseas territory of the UK)

Document Requirements:
Major Airports:

Airports: 1, Airports w paved runways:1

Servicing Airlines:
Risks and Precautions:

The United Kingdom and Gibraltar benefit from generally low crime rates; however crime, including violent crime, has increased over the last few years. Visitors in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Gibraltar are not expected to produce identity documents for police authorities and thus may secure their passports in hotel safes or residences.Driving in Gibraltar is on the right-hand side of the road, as in the U.S. and Continental Europe.  Persons traveling overland between Gibraltar and Spain may experience long delays in clearing Spanish border controls.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total : 4.98 deaths/1,000 live births  Life Expectancy at birth : total 79.93 years (male 77.05/female 82.96)

Immunization Indicators:

Required : None

Recommended :Hep A&B, Booster : Dpt

Infectious Disease Concerns:
Overall Quality of Medical Services:
Providers in Network:
Direct Payment: 0
Referrals: 3
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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:

Legionnaries disease, caused by the Legionella bacterium, is sporadic; some outbreaks have involved tourists at resort hotels.

Communications Info:

Country Calling Code:  +350    
Internet Country Code:  .gi


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