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  • Gibraltar And Ceuta: Pillars Of Hercules

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    Dec 4

    Mediterranean cruises through the Straits of Gibraltar through the Strait of Gibraltar is a special experience on a Mediterranean Cruise. James Woolsey wanted to know more. “The rock of Gibraltar, by the inhabitants of the rock” called, considered one of the two pillars of Hercules in antiquity. Twenty kilometres away, at the northern tip of Africa, a similar structure – the rock of Ceuta, rises a kind of mirror image of Gibraltar. Ceuta and Melilla further East, garrison town are remnants of the Spanish colonies in North Africa; they are claimed by Morocco. Who owned Gibraltar and Ceuta, could control the narrow access from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The strategic importance of Gibraltar was made in the age of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles in question. Gibraltar function as control and observation post is undisputed.

    The rock of Gibraltar is 426 feet tall. About 29,000 people, including base military live on an area of 6 square miles. Remember the population density, but also the business buzz Hong Kong 1997 Britain’s last colony on the Asian continent. Today on a Mediterranean Cruise ship creates approximately 200 times a year cruise. The passengers take advantage of the stay for a shore excursion in Gibraltar. Favourable Customs Trade and tourism provide about half of the revenue. On the other hand, Gibraltar lives by the military and by the dry docks.

    Among the port workers there are now many Moroccans and Portuguese. Some locals investigates several pursuits since the blockade. The five thousand cars in Gibraltar are only fifty kilometers of serpentines and old streets available. The colony has its own radio and television station. In addition it distributes is charity balls, cones and Club meetings. The fresh vegetables come from Portugal and Morocco. A tanker was purchased for the water supply, also one concrete 20 hectares of steep rock to absorb rain water. Invisible bunkers were blown up in the rock mass.

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