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Gibraltar

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Gibraltar
StatusDependency (Overseas Territory)
SovereigntyUK
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalGibraltar
Land Area
LocationEurope
Population1
Life Expectancy2
GNI2
ISO3166-1 Codes3GI, GIB, 292
Internet Domain4.gi
Currency5Pound (GIP)
Telephone6+350

1. Overview

Strategically important, Gibraltar was reluctantly ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In a referendum held in 1967, Gibraltarians voted overwhelmingly to remain a British dependency. The subsequent granting of autonomy in 1969 by the UK led to Spain closing the border and severing all communication links. Between 1997 and 2002, the UK and Spain held a series of talks on establishing temporary joint sovereignty over Gibraltar. In response to these talks, the Gibraltar Government called a referendum in late 2002 in which the majority of citizens voted overwhelmingly against any sharing of sovereignty with Spain. Since late 2004, Spain, the UK, and Gibraltar have held tripartite talks with the aim of cooperatively resolving problems that affect the local population, and work continues on cooperation agreements in areas such as taxation and financial services; communications and maritime security; policy, legal and customs services; environmental protection; and education and visa services. Throughout 2009, a dispute over Gibraltar's claim to territorial waters extending out three miles gave rise to periodic non-violent maritime confrontations between Spanish and UK naval patrols. A new noncolonial constitution came into effect in 2007, and the European Court of First Instance recognized Gibraltar's right to regulate its own tax regime in December 2008. The UK retains responsibility for defense, foreign relations, internal security, and financial stability.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)7

2. Gibraltar National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Gibraltar to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below8:

Christian88.8%
Muslim4%
Hindu1.8%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew2.1%
Unaffiliated2.9%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 78.1%, Church of England 7%, other Christian 3.2%, Muslim 4%, Jewish 2.1%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 0.9%, none 2.9% (2001 census)9.

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4. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
96Cambodia15
97Taiwan15
98Rwanda15
99Gibraltar15
100Kyrgyzstan10
101Laos10
102Equatorial Guinea10
103Belarus10
Data Source

There isn't much information in the database for Gibraltar, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/gibraltar.html
Parent page: The Human Truth Foundation

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Footnotes

  1. UN (2011) .^
  2. UN (2013) .^
  3. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  4. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  5. According to ISO4217.^
  6. According to ITU-T.^
  7. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gi.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  8. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  9. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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