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Gibraltar, September 2001

Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 23:18

The rock of Gibraltar was known to the Romans as Mons Calpe, which was one of the pillars of Hercules standing at the entrance to the Mediterranean. Over the years it was important strategically. It was part of the Moorish empire until 1462, when Spain finally got her hands on it. Then in 1704, British and Dutch troops took the rock as part of the Spanish was of succession. The Treaty of Utrecht gave sovereignty of the rock to Britain and it's been British ever since. It is a now British Dependant Territory with its own government

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