Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Geography of Gibraltar

Lack of natural resources and limited fresh water resources. Water from rain stored in reservoirs carved in the rocks. Some water comes from desalination of sea water.
Gibraltar is one of the most densely populated territories in the world - 4,881 people per 1 km. Over harbor and city buildings rising high in a 426 m above sea level Lime Rock of Gibraltar, which constitutes a strong fortress on the rock surface, and outside in most of nature reserve.
British overseas territory, although it claims to assert Spain. It borders on land from the Spanish town of La Linea de la Concepcion, from which they are separated by a demilitarized neutral zone, where he built an artificial Gibraltar airport runway and buildings land border crossing between Gibraltar and Spain.
A large part of the island is limestone rock of Gibraltar - The Rock. Rock is about 4.8 km long and is connected to the mainland sandy spit with a length of 1.5 km. Rock rises to a height of 426m. and are developed in the karst forms, including 150 caves. Moreover, it is the only place in Europe where there are monkeys (magoty).
Subtropical climate of Gibraltar is intermediate between maritime and continental with hot summers and mild bezdeszczowym winter. Rainfall is about 800 mm per year and accrue mainly to the period from September to March. The temperature in July ranges from 13 to 29 ° C in January from 13 to 18°C.