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  • From Spanish Gibraltar, from Arabic جَبَل طَارِق, meaning Mountain of Tariq, who led the Umayyad conquest of Hispania, starting in 711. Replaced earlier Latin Mons Calpe ("Mount Calpe") for the land, and Columnae Herculis, from Ancient Greek Ἡράκλειαι στῆλαι ("{{w")}}, for the strait.

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