The gold key hanging from the middle tower represents the strategic position Gibraltar occupies at the gateway to the Mediterranean. The castle represents the fortress of Gibraltar.
The flag of Gibraltar is an elongated version of the coat of arms of Gibraltar which was first adopted as the official ensign of the country by the orders of Queen Isabella of Castile on July 10, 1502.
The current version of the flag of Gibraltar was formally adopted on November 8, 1982.
Official Name: Gibraltar
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Adopted on: November 8, 1982
Location: Located in southwestern Europe bordered by the Strait of Gibraltar
Capital City: Gibraltar
Major Cities: Westside
Area: 2.6 square miles
Currency:Pound Sterling (GBP)
Official Language: English
National Anthem: God Save the Queen