Gibraltar is an important naval base and a British territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. The Rock of Gibraltar is its major landmark, It is said that the British will leave Gibraltar when the Barbary apes leave The Rock. Ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713 sovereignty of Gibraltar remains a point of contention between the two countries.
Jugendstil is an artistic style that arose in Germany in the 1890s and continued through the first decade of the 20th Century. Its name derives from the Munich magazine Die Jugend ("Youth") which featured Art Nouveau designs.
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