What is Gibraltar known for?

long poem

the waves reached the walled fortifications of the town, to Agadir, where the waters passed over the walls, killing many. The tsunami also reached Cornwall, in the present United Kingdom, at a height of three metres. Along the coast of Cornwall, the sea rose rapidly in vast waves, and then ebbed equally rapidly. A two metre tsunami also hit Galway in Ireland, and did some considerable damage to the Spanish Arch section of the city wall. Voltaire wrote a long poem, ''Poême

biography family

and death Little is known about the final years of John Gabriel Stedman; curiously, the "Army List" continued to print his name until 1805, after he had been dead for eight years. On 5 July 1793, he was commissioned as a major in the second battalion of the Scots Brigade. He was promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 3 May 1796. In spite of this documentation, the title page of his book claims he reached the rank of captain. According to the Dictionary of National Biography

, family tradition maintains that Stedman suffered a severe accident around 1796 which prevented him from commanding a regiment at Gibraltar. He retired to Tiverton, Devon. Instructions left by Stedman before his death requested that he be buried in the parish of Bickleigh (Bickleigh, Mid Devon) next to gypsy king Bampfylde Moore Carew. He asked specifically to be interred at precisely midnight by torchlight. Stedman's final request was apparently not honored in full, as his unmarked

vast part

was to develop a powerful navy and trade relationships that would come to constitute a vast part of the world including India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many key naval strategic points like Bermuda, Suez, Hong Kong and especially Gibraltar. These strategic advantages grew and were to prove decisive until after the Second World War (World War II).

technical studies

, and attended a local technical school in Colchester where he completed his technical studies. From 1924 to 1926, he was educated at Sheerness Technical High School for Boys where he displayed a talent for science. Arriving at Gibraltar 14 February 1921, ''Childs'' joined U.S. Naval Forces, Europe, to cruise in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, North, and Baltic Seas until 25 November, when she arrived at Constantinople. Here she joined the relief mission sent to Russia early

regular weekly

until 2007, when he became lead game designer. He was replaced as Managing Director by Jacob Gustafson (HT-Jacob on Hattrick). First incarnation (1815-1828) David Low Dodge founded the society in 1815, soon after the end of the War of 1812. It became an active organization, holding regular weekly meetings, and producing literature which was spread as far as Gibraltar and Malta, describing the horrors of war and advocating pacificism on Christian (Christianity) grounds. The same year, Fremantle was appointed to the position of Assistant Military Secretary at Gibraltar under Governor (Governor of Gibraltar) William John Codrington. In January 1862, the Confederate commerce raider CSS ''Sumter'' (CSS Sumter), pursued by the Union Navy, arrived in port. The ship's commander, Raphael Semmes, sought to have his ship repaired and refitted, although ultimately the ''Sumter'' was sold and its crew transferred to the newly-constructed CSS ''Alabama'' (CSS Alabama). Sometime in early 1862, the young British lieutenant colonel met the flamboyant Confederate captain, and was inspired by Semmes' tales of blockade running and combat on the high seas. *Cyprus, Government House of Cyprus (Presidential Palace, (Nicosia)) *Gibraltar, The Convent (The Convent (Gibraltar)) *Guernsey, Government House of Guernsey (Government House, Guernsey) Early and personal life According to ''The Independent'', his father Kenneth Mills, was a senior spy. At the end of World War II, Kenneth Mills was running MI5's (MI5) operations from Gibraltar. Later, he was transferred to Jamaica and—according to a family legend—personally foiled an attempted revolution in Cuba.

special member

Time CEST utc_offset_DST +2 date_format dd mm yyyy drives_on right d calling_code +350 e patron_saint cctld .gi f footnote_a Of mixed Genoese (Genoa), Maltese (Maltese people), Portuguese (Portuguese people) and Spanish (Spanish people) descent. footnote_b As a Special Member State territories and the European Union

Special Member State territory of the United Kingdom. footnote_c Coins and sterling notes are issued by the Government of Gibraltar. footnote_d Unlike all other UK dependencies except the British Indian Ocean Territory, since 16 June 1929. footnote_e 9567 from Spain before 10 February 2007. footnote_f The .eu domain is also used, shared with other European Union member states. Postcodes in the United Kingdom#Overseas territories UK

of Accession 1972 , as a dependent territory of the United Kingdom under what was then article 227(4) of the Treaty Establishing the European Community covering special member state territories (special member state territories and the European Union#Gibraltar), with exemption from some areas such as the Customs union and Common Agricultural Policy. The treaties relating to coal, steel, agriculture, and fisheries do not apply simply because Gibraltar does not produce any of those resources

online game

Limited''' is a Gibraltar-based (Gibraltar) online game company best known for the MMOGs Hattrick and Popmundo, which together have more than 1.1 million active users worldwide (as per February 2010). The company was established in 2003 in Gibraltar by Johan Gustafson (known as HT-Johan on Hattrick) to own and operate Hattrick, which it purchased from the original developer Extralives. Gustafson was the first Managing Director of the Company, a role he retained

studies publications

may have developed first in far Southern Portugal and Southwestern Spain, approximately 500 years prior to anything recorded in Central Europe.

fossil species

Fleet . En route to the Philippines, she sailed via Gibraltar for the Suez Canal, calling at Palermo, Sicily; Port Said, Egypt; Colombo (Colombo, Ceylon), Ceylon; and Singapore before arriving at Cavite on 3 April 1902. Having to leave India again in 1855 because of ill health, he spent the remainder of his life examining and comparing fossil species in England and the Continent to those he found in India, notably the species of mastodon, elephant

rich diversity

retrieved archive-- archivedate 1 December 2007 The cuisine of Gibraltar (Gibraltarian cuisine) is the result of the rich diversity of civilisations who held the Rock during its history; from the Berbers (Berber people) of North Africa to the Andalusians (Andalusian people) and British. The culinary influences include those from Malta (Maltese cuisine), Genoa (Italian cuisine), Portugal (Portuguese cuisine) and Andalusian cuisine


title Topics relating to Gibraltar list

(Category:Gibraltar) Category:British Overseas Territories Category:Capitals in Europe Category:Headlands of Europe Category:Peninsulas of Europe Category:English-speaking countries and territories Category:European Union Category:Former British colonies Category:Jewish Spanish history Category:Umayyad Caliphate Category:Southwestern Europe Category:Western Europe Category:Territorial disputes of Spain date April 19, 1775 – September 3, 1783 ( ) place Eastern North America, Gibraltar, Balearic Islands, Central America; French, Dutch, and British colonial possessions in the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere; European coastal waters, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic (Atlantic Ocean) and Indian Oceans

Spain entered the war as a French ally with the goal of recapturing Gibraltar and Minorca, which it had lost to the British in 1704. Gibraltar was besieged (Great Siege of Gibraltar) for more than three years, but the British garrison stubbornly resisted and was resupplied twice: once after Admiral Rodney (George Rodney)'s victory over Juan de Lángara in the 1780 "Moonlight Battle" (Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1780)), and again after Admiral Richard Howe (Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe) fought Luis de Córdova y Córdova to a draw in the Battle of Cape Spartel. Further Franco-Spanish efforts to capture Gibraltar were unsuccessful. One notable success took place on February 5, 1782, when Spanish and French forces captured Minorca (Invasion of Minorca, 1781), which Spain retained after the war. Ambitious plans for an invasion of Great Britain in 1779 had to be abandoned (Armada of 1779).

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