Gibraltar National Anthem

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Anthem History

Gibraltar retains as its official anthem God Save the Queen in common with the other United Kingdom dependencies. However, it also has its own local anthem which was chosen in a competition in 1994. Both the lyrics and music were composed by Peter Emberley.

Anthem Lyrics English

Gibraltar, Gibraltar the rock on which I stand,

May you be forever free, Gibraltar, my own land.

Mighty pillar, rock of splendour, guardian of the sea,

Port of hope in times of need, rich in history.

Gibraltar, Gibraltar, the rock on which I stand,

May you be forever free, Gibraltar my own land.

God give grace to this our homeland, help us to live as one,

Strong in freedom, truth and justice, let this be our song:

Gibraltar, Gibraltar, the rock on which I stand,

May you be forever free, Gibraltar! Gibraltar! My own land.

Gibraltar Flag

Gibraltar Flag

Flag History The castle and the key symbolize the strategic importance of the Gibraltar fortress as the key to the Mediterranean.
Flag Symbolism The flag of Gibraltar is an elongated banner of the Arms of Gibraltar, granted by Royal Warrant Queen Isabella of Castille on the 10th July 1502.

An escutcheon on which the upper two thirds shall be a white field and on the said field set a red castle, and below the said castle, on the other third of the escutcheon, which must be a red field in which there must be a white line between the castle and the said red field, there shall be a golden key which hangs by a chain from the said castle, as are here figured

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