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Gibraltar, Pennsylvania

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Gibraltar, Pennsylvania
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Coordinates: 40°17′03″N 75°52′19″W / 40.28417°N 75.87194°W / 40.28417; -75.87194Coordinates: 40°17′03″N 75°52′19″W / 40.28417°N 75.87194°W / 40.28417; -75.87194
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBerks
TownshipRobeson
Area
 • Total1.300 sq mi (3.37 km2)
 • Land1.236 sq mi (3.20 km2)
 • Water0.064 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
200 ft (60 m)
Population
 • Total680
 • Density520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610 & 484
GNIS feature ID1175586[3]

Gibraltar is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Robeson Township in southern Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States.[3] Its population was 680 as of the 2010 census.[2] The community is four miles from Birdsboro and 6.4 miles from downtown Reading. It is served by the Twin Valley School District and is across the Schuylkill River from Exeter.

History

The town is named after Gibraltar, which is south of Spain.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ a b "Gibraltar, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 137.


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