People

The size of Gibraltar’s population is circa 30,000. Throughout its history, Gibraltar has been inhabited by a range of immigrants from differing cultural backgrounds including Spanish, Genoese, Maltese, Moroccan, Jewish and Portuguese who combined with the British settlers to form a varied and multi-racial community.

The religion practised in Gibraltar is predominantly Roman Catholicism; however, other religions such as other Christian faiths and Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Bahai and Jehovah’s Witnesses are also common.  Gibraltar is a shining example of how all races and followers of different religions can live together in a peaceful and harmonious environment.

The official language in Gibraltar is English although a mixture of English and Spanish is spoken in casual conversation. This local “dialect” is referred to as “Yanito”.

Gibraltar’s educational system is based on that of the United Kingdom system and all professions are required to have British qualifications.