Gibraltar Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Gibraltar?

Geography - note:

strategic location on Strait of Gibraltar that links the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

Climate:

Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers

Gibraltar Use of Natural Resources

Gibraltar Environment

Climate:

Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers

Terrain:

a narrow coastal lowland borders the Rock of Gibraltar

Natural Resources:

none

Natural Hazards:

NA

Environmental Issues:

limited natural freshwater resources: large concrete or natural rock water catchments collect rainwater (no longer used for drinking water) and adequate desalination plant

Gibraltar Geography

Geographic Location Europe
Total Area 3 Square Miles
7 Square Kilometers
Land Area 3 Square Miles
7 Square Kilometers
Land Boundaries 1 Miles
1 Kilometers
Border Countries Spain 1.2 km
Coastline 7 Miles
12 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 36 08 N, 5 21 W
Terrain a narrow coastal lowland borders the Rock of Gibraltar
Highest Point 426 Meters
Highest Point Location Rock of Gibraltar 426 m
Lowest Point Location Mediterranean Sea 0 m
Natural Resources none
Time Zone UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight saving time +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
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