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Gibraltar Peninsula and Strait of Gibraltar

36.1N 5.3W

July 7th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Spain - June 30th, 2010

Spain - June 30th, 2010

The Strait of Gibraltar, left, is the narrow strait that separates the countries of Spain (above) and Morocco (below), and the continents of Europe and Africa. It also connects to Atlantic Ocean (left) to the Mediterranean Sea (right).

On the northern shores of the strait is the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. The territory itself is a peninsula of 6.843 square kilometres (2.642 sq mi) whose isthmus connects to the north with Spain. Upon opening the full image, the peninsula, grey in color with a pointy tip, is easily identifiable at the entrance to the Mediterranean.

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