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 for Gibraltar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gibraltar \Gi*bral"tar\, n.
     1. A strongly fortified town on the south coast of Spain,
        held by the British since 1704; hence, an impregnable
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. A kind of candy sweetmeat, or a piece of it; -- called, in
        full, Gibraltar rock.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone
           promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically
           important because it can control the entrance of ships into
           the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules [syn:
           Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar, Calpe]

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

     Introduction Gibraltar
                              Background: Strategically important, Gibraltar
                                          was ceded to Great Britain by Spain
                                          in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the
                                          British garrison was formally
                                          declared a colony in 1830. In a 1967
                                          referendum, Gibraltarians ignored
                                          Spanish pressure and voted
                                          overwhelmingly to remain a British
                                          dependency. Spain and the UK are
                                          discussing the issue of Gibraltar
                                          and have set the goal of reaching an
                                          agreement by mid-2002.
     Geography Gibraltar
                                Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the
                                          Strait of Gibraltar, which links the
                                          Mediterranean Sea and the North
                                          Atlantic Ocean, on the southern
                                          coast of Spain
                  Geographic coordinates: 36 8 N, 5 21 W
                          Map references: Europe
                                    Area: total: 6.5 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 6.5 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about 11 times the size of The Mall
                                          in Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: total: 1.2 km
                                          border countries: Spain 1.2 km
                               Coastline: 12 km
                         Maritime claims: territorial sea: 3 NM
                                 Climate: Mediterranean with mild winters and
                                          warm summers
                                 Terrain: a narrow coastal lowland borders the
                                          Rock of Gibraltar
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
                                          highest point: Rock of Gibraltar 426
                       Natural resources: NEGL
                                Land use: arable land: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: NA sq km
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: limited natural freshwater
                                          resources: large concrete or natural
                                          rock water catchments collect
                                          rainwater (no longer used for
                                          drinking water) and adequate
                                          desalination plant
                        Geography - note: strategic location on Strait of
                                          Gibraltar that links the North
                                          Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea
     People Gibraltar
                              Population: 27,714 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 18.5% (male 2,633;
                                          female 2,509)
                                          15-64 years: 66.3% (male 9,456;
                                          female 8,907)
                                          65 years and over: 15.2% (male
                                          1,803; female 2,406) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.23% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 11.19 births/1,000 population (2002
                              Death rate: 8.88 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                      Net migration rate: NEGL migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/
                                          total population: 1.01 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 5.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.23 years
                                          female: 82.25 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 76.37 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.65 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
                             Nationality: noun: Gibraltarian(s)
                                          adjective: Gibraltar
                           Ethnic groups: Spanish, Italian, English, Maltese,
                               Religions: Roman Catholic 76.9%, Church of
                                          England 6.9%, Muslim 6.9%, Jewish
                                          2.3%, none or other 7% (1991)
                               Languages: English (used in schools and for
                                          official purposes), Spanish,
                                          Italian, Portuguese, Russian
                                Literacy: definition: NA
                                          total population: above 80%
                                          male: NA%
                                          female: NA%
     Government Gibraltar
                            Country name: conventional long form: none
                                          conventional short form: Gibraltar
                       Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK
                         Government type: NA
                                 Capital: Gibraltar
                Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)
                            Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)
                        National holiday: National Day, 10 September (1964);
                                          note - day of the national
                                          referendum to decide whether to
                                          remain with the UK or go with Spain
                            Constitution: 30 May 1969
                            Legal system: English law
                                Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal, plus
                                          other UK subjects who have been
                                          residents six months or more
                        Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II
                                          (since 6 February 1952), represented
                                          by Governor and Commander-in-Chief
                                          David DURIE (since 5 April 2000);
                                          note - DURIE was appointed in
                                          February 2000 but took office in
                                          April 2000
                                          elections: none; the monarch is
                                          hereditary; governor appointed by
                                          the monarch; chief minister
                                          appointed by the governor
                                          head of government: Chief Minister
                                          Peter CARUANA (since 17 May 1996)
                                          cabinet: Council of Ministers
                                          appointed from among the 15 elected
                                          members of the House of Assembly by
                                          the governor in consultation with
                                          the chief minister
                      Legislative branch: unicameral House of Assembly (18
                                          seats - 15 elected by popular vote,
                                          one appointed for the Speaker, and
                                          two ex officio members; members
                                          serve four-year terms)
                                          elections: last held 10 February
                                          2000 (next to be held NA 2004)
                                          election results: percent of vote by
                                          party - GSD 58%, GSLP 41%; seats by
                                          party - GSD 8, GSLP 7
                         Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Court of Appeal
           Political parties and leaders: Gibraltar Social Democrats or GSD
                                          [Peter CARUANA]; Gibraltar Socialist
                                          Labor Party or GSLP [Joseph John
            Political pressure groups and Chamber of Commerce; Gibraltar
                                 leaders: Representatives Organization;
                                          Women's Association
               International organization Interpol (subbureau)
     Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)
       Diplomatic representation from the none (overseas territory of the UK)
                        Flag description: two horizontal bands of white (top,
                                          double width) and red with a three-
                                          towered red castle in the center of
                                          the white band; hanging from the
                                          castle gate is a gold key centered
                                          in the red band
     Economy Gibraltar
                      Economy - overview: Gibraltar benefits from an extensive
                                          shipping trade, offshore banking,
                                          and its position as an international
                                          conference center. The British
                                          military presence has been sharply
                                          reduced and now contributes about
                                          11% to the local economy. The
                                          financial sector accounts for 20% of
                                          GDP; tourism (almost 6 million
                                          visitors in 1998), shipping services
                                          fees, and duties on consumer goods
                                          also generate revenue. In recent
                                          years, Gibraltar has seen major
                                          structural change from a public to a
                                          private sector economy, but changes
                                          in government spending still have a
                                          major impact on the level of
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $500
                                          million (1997 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: NA%
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $17,500
                                          (1997 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: NA%
                                          industry: NA%
                                          services: NA%
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: NA%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: NA%
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 1.5% (1998)
                             Labor force: 14,800 (including non-Gibraltar
             Labor force - by occupation: services 60%, industry 40%,
                                          agriculture NEGL%
                       Unemployment rate: 13.5% (1996)
                                  Budget: revenues: $307 million
                                          expenditures: $284 million,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $NA (FY00/01 est.)
                              Industries: tourism, banking and finance, ship-
                                          building and repairing; tobacco,
                                          mineral water, beer
       Industrial production growth rate: NA%
                Electricity - production: 97 million kWh (2000)
      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 100%
                                          hydro: 0%
                                          other: 0% (2000)
                                          nuclear: 0%
               Electricity - consumption: 90.21 million kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2000)
                  Agriculture - products: none
                                 Exports: $81.1 million (f.o.b., 1997)
                   Exports - commodities: (principally reexports) petroleum
                                          51%, manufactured goods 41%, other
                      Exports - partners: UK, Morocco, Portugal, Netherlands,
                                          Spain, US, Germany
                                 Imports: $492 million (c.i.f., 1997)
                   Imports - commodities: fuels, manufactured goods, and
                      Imports - partners: UK, Spain, Japan, Netherlands
                         Debt - external: $NA
                Economic aid - recipient: $NA; note - if an agreement between
                                          Spain and the UK is reached, could
                                          receive 50 million euros from the EU
                                Currency: Gibraltar pound (GIP)
                           Currency code: GIP
                          Exchange rates: Gibraltar pounds per US dollar -
                                          0.6981 (January 2002), 0.8977
                                          (2001), 0.6596 (2000), 0.6180
                                          (1999), 0.6037 (1998), 0.6106
                                          (1997); note - the Gibraltar pound
                                          is at par with the British pound
                             Fiscal year: 1 July - 30 June
     Communications Gibraltar
          Telephones - main lines in use: 19,000 (1997)
            Telephones - mobile cellular: 1,620 (1997)
                        Telephone system: general assessment: adequate,
                                          automatic domestic system and
                                          adequate international facilities
                                          domestic: automatic exchange
                                          international: radiotelephone;
                                          microwave radio relay; satellite
                                          earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic
                Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0 (1998)
                                  Radios: 37,000 (1997)
           Television broadcast stations: 1 (plus three low-power repeaters)
                             Televisions: 10,000 (1997)
                   Internet country code: .gi
       Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 2 (2000)
                          Internet users: NA
     Transportation Gibraltar
                                Railways: total: NA km; 1.000-m gauge system
                                          in dockyard area only (no longer
                                          used) (2001 est.)
                                Highways: total: 46.25 km
                                          paved: 46.25 km
                                          unpaved: 0 km (2001)
                               Waterways: none
                               Pipelines: 0 km
                       Ports and harbors: Gibraltar
                         Merchant marine: total: 75 ships (1,000 GRT or over)
                                          totaling 900,400 GRT/1,277,611 DWT
                                          note: includes some foreign-owned
                                          ships registered here as a flag of
                                          convenience: Belgium 1, Cyprus 1,
                                          France 2, Germany 55, Greece 6,
                                          Ireland 1, Monaco 2, Norway 3,
                                          United Kingdom 13 (2002 est.)
                                          ships by type: bulk 2, cargo 35,
                                          chemical tanker 6, container 10,
                                          multi-functional large-load carrier
                                          3, passenger 3, petroleum tanker 14,
                                          roll on/roll off 2
                                Airports: 1 (2001)
           Airports - with paved runways: total: 1
                                          1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2001)
     Military Gibraltar
                       Military branches: no regular indigenous military
                                          forces; British Army, Royal Navy,
                                          Royal Air Force
                         Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the
     Transnational Issues Gibraltar
                 Disputes - international: Spain and UK are discussing "total
                                           shared sovereignty" to resolve 300-
                                           year dispute over Gibraltar, but
                                           resolution is subject to a
                                           constitutional referendum by
                                           Gibraltarians, who have largely
                                           expressed opposition to any form of
                                           cession to Spain

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gibraltar, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan
     Population (2000):    4264
     Housing Units (2000): 1791
     Land area (2000):     3.844530 sq. miles (9.957287 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.498067 sq. miles (1.289987 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.342597 sq. miles (11.247274 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            32020
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             42.091342 N, 83.197305 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     48173
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Gibraltar, MI

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