A British overseas territory near the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula, at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; population 28,800 (est. 2009). Occupying a site of great strategic importance, Gibraltar consists of a fortified town and a military base at the foot of a rocky headland called the Rock of Gibraltar. Britain captured it during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704 and is responsible for its defense, external affairs, and internal security.
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- During the Second World War, many Gibraltarians were evacuated to Northern Ireland and that means many were also born there.
- Ministers have promised any deal would be subject to a referendum of Gibraltarians, something Spain is said to object to.
- However, the two governments were still far from agreeing the details of any deal that would be put to the Gibraltarians.
Pronunciation: /jəˌbrôlˈte(ə)rēən, ˌjibˌrôl-/adjective & noun
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