flag patch Gibraltar
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Backpackflag/Flag patch Gibraltar
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Gibraltar consists of two horizontal stripes - the top stripe is two thirds of the width of the flag and is white; while the bottom third of the flag is red. There is a three-towered, two-tiered red castle in the white stripe. Each tower has a door and a window and there is a gold key hanging down from the door of the middle tower which overlaps the red stripe.
History: The Gibraltar flag was adopted on November 8, 1982. Gibraltar has the same status as Bermuda, Falkland Islands, etc. Gibraltar, like the others, to be called the Crown colonies but are now considered United Kingdom Dependent Territories or Overseas Territories.
Interesting Facts: The coat of arms of a key suspended from a chain from a three-towered castle was given to Gibraltar in December 1501 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Gibraltar was Spanish territory until 1714. (source: worldflags101)