Gibraltar Travel Overview

Important facts

Official language: English (See more on ITYPEJOB.COM)

Currency: lb

Continent: Europe

England’s enclave in Spain

Monkeys and a rock that has been fought over for centuries, Gibraltar’s history is moving – the monkey rock does not move.


Gibraltar is located on the Iberian Peninsula and borders Spain. Politically, it is part of the British overseas territory. By the Treaty of Utrecht in the 18th century, it was given to England. This treaty is still causing conflicts today and has repeatedly sparked political and military conflicts. Because of its strategic location on the Strait of Gibraltar – the strait between Africa and Europe – there are frequent clashes between the authorities of Spain and England. Most recently in 2009 during a police operation.


Gibraltar is a safe country to travel to. You can enter without hesitation. Parking is very expensive in the city, so it is best to leave your car in Spain. There are no train connections, but an international airport. To see an aircraft taking off or landing on the 1,200 meter wide strip is always a spectacle: the road has to be blocked off every time as it crosses the runway.

Besides this attraction there are other sights. The rock of Gibraltar ” the rock ” is sung about in many ballads. It was of strategic importance during the Second World War, as it never fell into the hands of the neighboring fascist states. The fortress “moorish castle” and the extensive network of tunnels below it should definitely be see.
On the rock you will be rewarded with a wonderful view that extends to Africa.

Worth knowing

Did you know that Gibraltar – the Barbary Macaque – is home to the only wild species of monkey in Europe? That is why Gibraltar is also called “the monkey rock “.

Important facts

Official language: English


Currency (sub-unit)

Pound (100 pence)

ISO 4217 code

GIP / 292


Continent: Europe

Geo coordinates: N 36 ° 8 ‘15.9 ” W -5 ° -20’ -43.3″

Highest mountain: Rock of Giblartar (426 m)

Total area: 7 km²

Mainland: 7 km²

National border: 1 km

Coastline: 12 km


Dependency: Great Britain since 1704


Electricity consumption: 103 million KWh

Demographic data

Residents: 28,000

Average age: 39.8 years

0-14 years: 17.5%

15-64 years: 66%

> 65 years: 16.5%

Population growth: 0.14%

Birth rate: 10.74 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 9.31 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.01

Fertility: 1.65 children / woman

Infant mortality: 5.06 ‰

Life expectancy men: 76.92 years

Life expectancy women: 82.83 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: GI

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: GIB

ISO 3166 numeric: 292

Top Level Domain: gi


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Paved roads: 29 km

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 180


Main religious group: Christians


Arriving by plane

There are no direct flights to Gibraltar from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Iberia (IB) connects Madrid with Gibraltar. British Airways (BA) (Internet: offers daily direct flights to Gibraltar from international German airports as well as from Zurich via London Heathrow and Gatwick. Monarch Airlines (ZB) (Internet: flies from London Luton to Gibraltar. British Airways flies from Vienna.
The Spanish city of Malaga is an alternative flight, from where you can continue to Gibraltar by car. Car rentals are available at the airport.

Flight times

London – Gibraltar: 2 hours 40 minutes; Frankfurt – Malaga: 2 hours 55 minutes; Zurich – Malaga: 2 hours 35 minutes; Vienna – Malaga: 4 hours 30 minutes

Arrival by car

La Linea is the only border crossing into Spain.

Arrival by ship

International cruises to and from Gibraltar are operated by P&O (Internet:, Seabourn (Internet: , Cunard (Internet: , Celebrity (Internet: www.celebrity. com) , Princess (Internet: , Costa (Internet: and Norwegian Cruises (Internet:
There is a regular ferry connectionfrom the ferry terminal (Internet: with the hydrofoil from FRS Iberia (Internet: to Tangier (Morocco) (journey time: 80 minutes)


On the way by car / bus

Bus: There is a good bus network, the buses run at short intervals. Taxis can be found everywhere; Drivers are legally obliged to present the tariff list on request.
Rental cars with and without a chauffeur can be rented. Tours outside of Gibraltar are also organized. Documents: liability insurance is mandatory. Own driver’s license.
Traffic regulations:
right-hand traffic.
Speed limits:
The maximum speed allowed is 50 km / h.