Day: 6 July 2021

The Rock of Gibraltar

We had reached Gibraltar, the tiny British Overseas Territory consisting of 6.7 square kilometres around the Rock of Gibraltar, where 32,000 Gibraltarians live in a densely populated town. In 1704, Anglo-Dutch forces captured Gibraltar from Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne. The territory was indefinitely given to Great Britain under the Treaty …

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