Comparing United States to Gibraltar

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MAKE 18.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Gibraltar  GIBRALTAR ($43,000.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Gibraltar, that number is $43,000.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Gibraltar GDP

CONSUME 56.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Gibraltar  GIBRALTAR (5,301 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Gibraltar, it is 5,301 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Gibraltar electricity consumption

BE 58.9% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Gibraltar  GIBRALTAR (3% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Gibraltar 3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Gibraltar unemployment rate

HAVE 5.4% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Gibraltar  GIBRALTAR (14.15 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Gibraltar, however, there are a total of 14.15 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Gibraltar birth rate

SEE A 99.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Gibraltar  GIBRALTAR (12km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Gibraltar has a total of 12 km.
Category: United States vs. Gibraltar coastline

At a Glance: Gibraltar

  • Land Area: ~7 sq km (United States is ~1,511,796 times bigger than Gibraltar)
  • Population: ~29 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Gibraltar compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Gibraltar (7 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 7 sq km. Strategically important, Gibraltar was reluctantly ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British garrison was formally declared a colony in 1830. In a referendum held in 1967, Gibraltarians voted overwhelmingly to remain a British dependency. The subsequent granting of autonomy in 1969 by the UK led to Spain closing the border and severing all communication links. Between 1997 and 2002, the UK and Spain held a series of talks on establishing temporary joint sovereignty over Gibraltar. In response to these talks, the Gibraltar Government called a referendum in late 2002 in which the majority of citizens voted overwhelmingly against any sharing of sovereignty with Spain. Since late 2004, Spain, the UK, and Gibraltar have held tripartite talks with the aim of cooperatively resolving problems that affect the local population, and work continues on cooperation agreements in areas such as taxation and financial services; communications and maritime security; policy, legal and customs services; environmental protection; and education and visa services. Throughout 2009, a dispute over Gibraltar's claim to territorial waters extending out three miles gave rise to periodic non-violent maritime confrontations between Spanish and UK naval patrols and in 2013, the British reported a record number of entries by Spanish vessels into waters claimed by Gibraltar following a dispute over Gibraltar's creation of an artificial reef in those waters. A new noncolonial constitution came into effect in 2007, and the European Court of First Instance recognized Gibraltar's right to regulate its own tax regime in December 2008. The UK retains responsibility for defense, foreign relations, internal security, and financial stability.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).