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  Gibraltar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gibraltar was named at that time as one of the Pillars of Hercules, after the legend of the creation of the Straits of Gibraltar.
The Marinids ceded Gibraltar to the Nasri Kingdom of Granada in 1374.
The Rock of Gibraltar is a popular tourist attraction, particularly among British tourists and residents in the southern coast of Spain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gibraltar   (2910 words)

 Rock of Gibraltar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rock of Gibraltar, sometimes called the Pillar of Hercules is located in Gibraltar, off the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.
The Rock of Gibraltar is a monolithic Jurassic limestone promontory.
This history has inspired the simile "solid as the Rock of Gibraltar", which is used to describe a person or situation that cannot be overcome and does not fail.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rock_of_Gibraltar   (373 words)

Gibraltar was besieged, in 1309, and retaken from the Moors by Alonzo de Guzman.
Gibraltar is ruled by special laws; has a military governor, an admiral, and a colonial secretary.
Guido Remigio Barbieri, a former Benedictine, born in 1836, was consecrated Bishop of Theodosiopolis and Vicar Apostolic of Gibraltar in 1901.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06550a.htm   (908 words)

 Gibraltar-The Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gibraltar is a part of our Polish history because of the famous and never solved mystery of an airplane crash with Polish Prime Minister onboard.
Gibraltar is widely known as a duty free zone so many Spaniards and other tourists go there for cheaper whisky, brandy and vodka as well as for digital cameras and other electronic devices.
It also details the development of Gibraltar as a military fortress and the sixteen sieges it has suffered in seven hundred years as well as the social, economic, and political growth of Gibraltar into a self-governing colony.
www.geocities.com /zbigstar   (982 words)

 Straits of Gibraltar Work @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The sill of the Strait of Gibraltar acts to limit mixing between the cold, less saline Atlantic water and the warm Mediterranean waters.
On the northern side of the Strait is Spain and Gibraltar, while on the southern side is Morocco and Ceuta, a Spanish exclave in North Africa.
A shot of the Strait of Gibraltar from atop "The Rock" in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Straits_of_Gibraltar   (616 words)

 Overview - Gibraltar Country Guide - World Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gibraltar derives from Gibel Tariq — Tariq’s Mountain — which is named after Tariq Ibn Zeyad who led the eighth-century conquest of Spain by a combined force of Arabs and Berbers crossing from Africa.
Gibraltar’s unusual status was not acquired until almost 1000 years later, long after the Islamic invaders had been driven out by the Spanish, as a consequence of the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht which brought to an end the War of the Spanish Succession and gave the territory to Britain.
Known as the the 'Rock', Gibraltar is a large promontory of jurassic limestone, situated in the western entrance to the Mediterranean.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=101&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=101   (411 words)

 Gibraltar History, rock of Gibraltar finance trade center.
Britain is responsible for Gibraltar's foreign affairs, defence and the political stability of the colony.
Gibraltar is a member of the European Union by virtue of Britain's membership.
Gibraltar is a world-renowned tax haven and thus an excellent place to invest.
www.andalucia.com /gibraltar/home.htm   (423 words)

 Gibraltar Official Website gibraltar.gi - Tourism
When you first see the Rock of Gibraltar, whether it is from the air, from the sea or from either the Costa del Sol or the western end of the Bay, it is its impressive stature, towering isolated above the surrounding countryside, that causes the greatest impact.
Gibraltar is a beacon which signals the position of the Strait of Gibraltar, the narrow neck which separates Europe from Africa and provides the only link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
The scene was close to paradise for the early inhabitants of Gibraltar.
www.gibraltar.gi /tourism   (580 words)

 Gibraltar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
West of the peninsula is the Bay of Gibraltar, an inlet of the strait.
During the many years that Gibraltar was a British fortress, most of the area was taken up by military installations, and the civilian population was kept small.
After the war Spain renewed claims to Gibraltar, which, as a British strategic air and naval base, continued to be a major source of friction between Britain and Spain.
www.bartleby.com /65/gi/Gibralta.html   (574 words)

 gibraltar map and information page
Gibraltar, a self-governing British colony, is a small, narrow peninsula, located at the southern edge of Spain.
Over the centuries, Gibraltar's unique position at the western entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, made it the focus of territorial power struggles.
The Gibraltar pages are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the history of the colony here.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/gi.htm   (353 words)

 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log-Gibraltar, after nearly 300 years of British control, is it going back to Spanish ownership?-
The first town at Gibraltar was built in 1160 at the behest of the Caliph of Morocco, and included the Moorish Castle, the ruins of which are still evident today.
Gibraltar therefore had an important role to play in the anti -submarine struggle against the German U-Boats in both world wars, it also developed its dockyard facilities, and was instrumental in repairing many British and Allied warships over the 1939-1945 war.
Spain will of course argue that Gibraltar is part of its traditional land, and no foreign country has any right to occupy it, however, this does not seem to preclude Spain from maintaining Territory in North Africa, notwithstanding it runs counter to their own argument about foreigners on Spanish territory.
www.ahoy.tk-jk.net /macslog/Gibraltarafternearly300ye.html   (1361 words)

According to Tito Vallejo in his article in the Gibraltar Chronicle, when Tariq landed in Gibraltar in 711, the Rock was named Jabal Al Fath and the town Medinat Al Fath, which mean the Mountain of Victory and the City of Victory respectively.
Gibraltar was recaptured by the Castilians in 1309 but was regained by the Moors in 1333 and held until 1462, when it finally passed from Moorish possession.
After the sacking of Gibraltar by the Algerian corsair Barbarossa II (Khayr ad-Din, 1483?- 1546) in 1540, the Rock was furnished with strong defences by command of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. On July 24, 1704, during the War of the Spanish Succession, Gibraltar was captured by combined English and Dutch forces.
www.didyouknow.cd /gibraltar.htm   (445 words)

Gibraltar is on the east side of Gibraltar Bay on the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Gibraltar port facility is located on the west side of the Rock of Gibraltar and adjacent to the town.
Communication with Gibraltar Port on VHF channels 12 or 16 must be made to confirm that the North Entrance is clear from all traffic.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/gibraltar.htm   (600 words)

 Tourist Information
Gibraltar also has its own unique bird: the Barbary Partridge and not to be missed is the spectacular migration of birds when you can see several thousand of up to fifteen different species in a single day including birds of prey, storks, vultures, songbirds and seabirds.
ALAMEDA BOTANICAL GARDENS The Gibraltar Botanical Gardens combine the aesthetic beauty of the site with living exhibits of botanical interest and conservation value, centred around "The Dell", a peaceful area with definite Italian influence in which is displayed the coat-of-arms of Gibraltar and which holds a series of fountains, ponds, and waterfalls.
GIBRALTAR FLAG AT THE JOHN MACKINTOSH HALL A LEGO flag of Gibraltar 4 metres in height and 8 metres in length can be seen at the John Mackintosh Hall, which is a cultural centre housing the public library as well as exhibition rooms and a theatre.
www.gibnet.com /tourist/general.htm   (2133 words)

 City Breaks To Gibraltar, Weddings In Gibraltar, Hotels In Gibraltar, Short Breaks, Cheap Flights to Gibraltar From UK
Gibraltar has fast become one of the most popular short haul city breaks, given it is less than a three hour flight from the UK and boasts year round sunshine.
Gibraltar enjoys the sub-tropical sunshine of Africa tempered by the cool sea breeze of the Atlantic.
Almost totally surrounded by water, there are five beaches in Gibraltar where you may indulge in some water-sports like diving, sailing or even go on a dolphin safari or take a day trip across the Mediterranean to an authentic souk (market) in Morocco where haggling is part of the culture.
www.mygibraltar.co.uk   (477 words)

 Gibraltar (United Kingdom)
Gibraltar has a banner which shows the arms of the colony and is used as the colony's flag.
Gibraltar's official flag is the Union Flag, though a banner of the original Spanish arms of the colony granted in 1502 has been in use by citizens since 1966.
The Gibraltar blue ensign, used by the Government of Gibraltar vessels, used to be the official flag of the colony —Gibraltar is the only remaining Crown Colony, all the others are Overseas Territories—; until the Gibraltar government decided to use the city flag instead.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gi.html   (1222 words)

 Homepage - Homepage
Welcome to the Gibraltar Area School District, located in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.
Gibraltar is a public school that serves children in grades preschool through 12 from the communities of northern Door County, Wisconsin.
The Gibraltar Schools cause student learning and growth in academics, activities, arts, and athletics.
www.gibraltar.k12.wi.us /education/school/school.php?sectionid=2   (79 words)

 Gibraltar on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gibraltar petitioners tell Decolonization Committee sovereignty dispute between Spain, UK should not...
Tensions between Spain and Gibraltar continued through the 1990s, however, as Spain accused Gibraltar of being a hotbed of drug trafficking, tobacco smuggling, money laundering, and tax evasion.
Gibraltar Reports First-Quarter Sales and Earnings; First-Quarter Sales Increase 32 Percent to $360 Million; Net Income of $14.4 Million Is Up 36 Percent; EPS of $.48 Increases 33 Percent
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Gibralta.asp   (699 words)

Gibraltar, at the south end of the Iberian Peninsula, is a rocky promontory commanding the western entrance to the Mediterranean.
In reaction, the government of Gibraltar held a referendum in Nov. 2002 in which the population voted almost unanimously against shared sovereignty.
Gibraltar: History - History The name Gibraltar derives from the Arabic Jabal-al-Tarik [mount of Tarik], dating from the...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108113.html   (435 words)

 Amazon.com: Gibraltar: A Novel: Books: Cami Tapley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Besides a connection to Gibraltar, the only thing that Clary and Jem have in common is an unusual last name--until the revelation of a family secret begins to redirect the course of their future.
Gibraltar moves beyond today's all too formulaic "chick lit" genre to share a story of family relationships, of intrigue, and ultimately of the true meaning of love.
Gibraltar is one of those highly readable books - once you've become involved in the storyline (which happens quickly), you won't want to put this book down.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0977469409?v=glance   (1567 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Q&A: Gibraltar's referendum
But the Gibraltar authorities believe it will send a powerful signal to London and Madrid that joint sovereignty is a "political dead end", as Chief Minister Peter Caruana put it.
The negotiations were undertaken on four "pillars": respect for Gibraltar's way of life, greater co-operation, extended self-government and joint sovereignty.
The Rock of Gibraltar itself dominates the area, standing nearly 430 metres (1,400 feet) high.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/2400673.stm   (863 words)

 Postal and Philatelic
Gibraltar issued legal tender coins, phonecards and British Postal Orders are available from the General Counter's.
Gibraltar is now the only Commonwealth or British Overseas Territory outside the United Kingdom that enjoys this distinction.
Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau Ltd issues Gibraltar definitive and commemorative postage stamps on behalf of the Gibraltar Government.
www.gibraltar.gov.gi /about_gib/postal/postal_index.htm   (362 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | Hoon in Gibraltar despite protest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The sovereignty of Gibraltar is not up for negotiation, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has said during a visit marking 300 years of UK rule there.
Gibraltar's chief minister Peter Caruana accused the Spanish of being obsessed by Gibraltar and said they had no right to interfere.
Tory MEP for the South West Neil Parish, whose constituency takes in Gibraltar, said it was right the British government were at the events because many Gibraltarians feared a secret deal on the Rock's future had been struck between the two governments.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/politics/3533676.stm   (752 words)

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