Estimate population 29,400 population
Where else can you find the legendary Rock of Gibraltar but at the southern tip of Spain. The peninsula is shaped like a finger pointing to the coast of Africa, only 23 kilometres (14 miles) away. This enchanting peninsula is Britain's crown colony of Gibraltar since 1704 and Britain's chief naval base on the route through the Suez Canal to the exotic Far East. WW II saw Gibraltar as a naval base for the Allied forces and from 1969 to 1985 there was no land access from Spain due to government disagreements.