Gibraltar Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
Area > Comparative more than 10 times the size of The National Mall in Washington, D.C. 2013
Area > Comparative to US places a little less than one half the size of Rhode Island 2008
Area > Land 6.5 sq km 2008 229th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 0.232 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 220th out of 224
Area > Total 6.5 sq km 2013 240th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 216th out of 246
Climate Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers 2013
Coastline 12 km 2014 194th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Rock of Gibraltar 426 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 36 08 N, 5 21 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 10 sq km 2008 198th out of 199
Location Southwestern Europe, bordering the Strait of Gibraltar, which links the Mediterranean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southern coast of Spain 2013
Natural resources none 2013
Terrain a narrow coastal lowland borders the Rock of Gibraltar 2013
Total area > Sq. km 10 2008 198th out of 199

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.



Gibraltar Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3
Land boundaries 3
  • Gibraltar has ranked second last for land area > sq. km since 1961.
  • Gibraltar ranked #5 for population density globally in 1999.
  • Gibraltar has ranked second last for total area > sq. km since 1961.
  • Gibraltar ranked third last for area > total amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
  • Gibraltar ranked last for land use > arable land amongst English speaking countries in 2013.
  • Gibraltar ranked second last for area > water amongst Southern Europe in 2013.
  • Gibraltar ranked last for coastline amongst UK and its territories in 2014.

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