Meaning of Gibraltar in English:


Pronunciation /dʒɪˈbrɔːltə/

Translate Gibraltar into Spanish

proper noun

  • A British overseas territory near the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula, at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; population 32,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Spanish.

Occupying a site of great strategic importance, Gibraltar consists of a fortified town and military base at the foot of a rocky headland, the Rock of Gibraltar. Britain captured it during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704 and is responsible for its defence, external affairs, and internal security