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Gibraltar: Geography#

LocationSouthwestern Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar, which links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southern coast of Spain
Geographic Coordinates36 08 N, 5 21 W 36.133335,-5.35
Land boundariestotal: 1 km
border countries: Spain 1 km
Coastline12 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
highest point: Rock of Gibraltar 426 m
Highest Mountains
Terraina narrow coastal lowland borders the Rock of Gibraltar
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcenone
Land Usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2011)
ClimateMediterranean with mild winters and warm summers
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources: large concrete or natural rock water catchments collect rainwater (no longer used for drinking water) and adequate desalination plant
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notestrategic location on Strait of Gibraltar that links the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea