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Car Rental Gibraltar

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Book before 25 February 2019 and pick up your rental by Sunday 7 April 2019
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Location information for Gibraltar

Car rental Gibraltar
Car rental Gibraltar

Introduction

Gibraltar takes its name from Tariq ibn Ziyad, the governor of Tangier in Morocco who initiated the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula from this high rock at the beginning of the eighteenth century. He called it Djebel Tariq (‘mountain of Tariq’), which was eventually corrupted to Gibraltar. The British secured Gibraltar following the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) and until today the highest point of the rock is a British military base (and inaccessible for tourists). An extensive and complicated system of tunnels runs through the 426 meters high rock.

Population

Almost 30,000 people live in Gibraltar.

Location

Gibraltar, often called 'The Rock' by the British, is an overseas territory of Great Britain in the far south of Spain. The border is only 12 kilometers long and on the other side of the border lies the Spanish La Línea de la Concepción (often simply called La Línea). The Strait of Gibraltar separates Europe from Africa; on the other side of this strait lies the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.

Economy

Not too long ago, military expenditures formed the main source of income for Gibraltar. This has changed significantly in the last twenty years. In 1984 military activities constituted 60% of local economy; nowadays it's only 7%. The economy is now dominated by four sectors: financial services, companies involved in online gambling and gaming, tourism and shipping.

Airports

Gibraltar Airport is situated north of Gibraltar, near the border with Spain. Winston Churchill Avenue runs from the center to the airport, right across the runway. You therefore sometimes have to wait when planes land or take off.

Public Transport

The city has good public bus transport and a cable-lift runs to the top of the rock with a way station at Apes’ Den. On the other side of the border, in La Línea, there are bus connections with many places in the south of Spain, including Seville, Málaga, Cadiz, Granada and Algeciras.

Traffic and Parking

In a British colony you would expect cars to drive on the left, like in Great Britain. This is not the case: cars drive on the right for the system to connect with that in Spain. There are often long lines at the border (from Gibraltar to Spain and the other way around) and parking facilities in Gibraltar are limited. Many people therefore park their rental car in La Línea to cross the border by foot.

Hotels

Gibraltar has a good choice of accommodations ranging from budget guesthouses to luxurious hotels. In summer months it gets fairly busy. We recommend booking your hotel room well in advance if you want to visit Gibraltar in that period.

External Sources

For more information about Gibraltar, we recommend Google and the following sources:

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