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Gibraltar
Population:
27,833 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
Strategically important, Gibraltar was ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In referendums held in 1967 and 2002, Gibraltarians ignored Spanish pressure and voted overwhelmingly to remain a British dependency.
Government type:
NA
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $500 million (1997 est.)
Internet users:
6,200 (2002)
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