Gibraltar is located in the Mediterranean Sea at the end of the Iberian Peninsula. Its northern land border is shared with Spain. One of its major landmarks is the Rock of Gibraltar, which stands 1,398 feet tall and is made of Jurassic limestone
Gibraltar runs its own government through an elected parliament comprised of 17 members and a speaker appointed by British Parliament. Because it is still a British territory, the monarchy is responsible for Gibraltar's defense and foreign relations. Residents of Gibraltar are considered full British citizenship. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state.
Financial services, online gambling, shipping and tourism comprise the main sectors of Gibraltar's economy. The Rock of Gibraltar is a significant tourism draw, and the country is often a destination for cruise ships touring the Mediterranean.
Gibraltar is a densely populated country with a population of just over 30,000 inhabitants, primarily Gibraltarians, a racial and cultural mix of immigrants. The official language is English.