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Geography of Gibraltar

Gibraltar is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 7 km² (approx. 3 mi²). Continental shelf of Gibraltar is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Gibraltar is located in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to the period of antiquity. European countries include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, and The Vatican. Gibraltar shares its borders with Spain. Gibraltar is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Gibraltar is 213 m (699 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Gibraltar is 1.2 kilometers (~0 miles). Gibraltar has 1 unique land boundary with a neighbouring territory - Spain. The length of said border is 1.2 km (1 mi).

Cities

The capital city of Gibraltar is Gibraltar.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Gibraltar is 213 m (699 ft). The highest point of Gibraltar is Rock of Gibraltar, with its official height being 426 m (1,398 ft). The lowest point of Gibraltar is Strait of Gibraltar. The elevation difference between the highest (Rock of Gibraltar) and lowest (Strait of Gibraltar) points of Gibraltar is 426 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Gibraltar is 7 km² (approx. 3 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Gibraltar is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Gibraltar is approximately 7 km² (~3 mi²). Gibraltar is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 0 km² of arable land in Gibraltar, and it comprises 0% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

Gibraltar is not known for any resources in particular, meaning that its economic output lies within other areas, such the service sector.