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ID: 7005233
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Gibraltar (dependent state)  Gibraltar (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 005 21 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -5.3500  decimal degrees

Note: Rocky, narrow peninsula of strategic importance, coextensive with British crown colony; was known to the Greeks and others as one of the Pillars of Hercules; fortified by Tariq the Moor in 711; retaken by Spanish in 1462, and conquered by Britain in 1704; official language is English, though Spanish is widely spoken.

Names:
Gibraltar (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Jabal Ṭāriq (C,O,Arabic (transliterated)-P,U,N)  ............ "Mount Tarik" in Arabic, for the conquerer Ṭāriq ibn Ziyād, & from which the name "Gibraltar" is derived
Jebel Tariq (C,O,Arabic (transliterated),U,N)
Jabal-al-Tarik (C,O,Arabic (transliterated),U,N)
Gebel-al-Tarik (C,O,Arabic (transliterated),U,N)
Gibilterra (C,O,Italian-P,U,N)
GIB (C,O,ISO3L)
GI (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO292 (C,O,ISO3N)
GI00 (C,O,FIPS)
Gibraltar dependent state (C,O,display,English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Gibraltar (dependent state)  ........  Gibraltar (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Gibraltar (dependent state)  ............  Gibraltar (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713
primary political unit (C)
colony (C)
peninsula (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Gibraltar .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Europe, Gibraltar dependent state) [1041929]

Sources and Contributors:
Gebel-al-Tarik..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 336
GI..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
GI00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
GIB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Gibilterra..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 223
Gibraltar..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 253
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Gibraltar dependent state..........  [VP]
............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
ISO292..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
Jabal-al-Tarik..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 336
Jabal Ṭāriq..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 253
Jebel Tariq..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 230-231
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 230-231
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 336
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 223
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 253
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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