Sunday, September 13, 2009

GIBRALTAR - THE NATIONAL DAY ( 2 )

Gibraltar's National Day commemorates the 1967 referendum when the people of Gibraltar voted to reject Spanish sovereignty or association by a massive majority. The day is a public holiday, during which most Gibraltarians like to dress up in the national colours of red and white. They releases 30 000 red and white balloons representing the people of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar is a popular stop for cruise ships and attracts daily visitors from resorts located in Spain as well as British tourists and many residents from the southern coast of Spain.

Gibraltar is listed as the 5th top list of the most prosperous and stable worldwide and the highest ranked British territory.

Gibraltar is one of the most densely populated territory in the world, with approximately 4 290 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The head of State is Queen Elizabeth II who is represented by the Governor of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar was ceded by Spain to the Crown of Great Britain in perpetuity under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht.


Sources:
- Information: Wikipedia
- Pictures: Me.

1 comment:

  1. that's a mighty cute dog! nice to see that so many are true to colours like this, very festive indeed.

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