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Area Code -- When calling Gibraltar from Spain, the area code is 9567. But when calling from another country, such as the U.K., the code is 350.

Bookshop & Newspapers -- The Gibraltar Bookshop, 300 Main St. (tel. 350-718-94), is the biggest and best stocked in the colony, with many different English newspapers and the most complete section of books about Gibraltar on display anywhere.

Currency -- Euros are accepted in most of the shops, but expect a bad exchange rate. In lieu of euros, you can use British pounds or the Rock's own sterling government notes. Since euros and British pounds are used almost interchangeably, many establishments list prices in either currency.

Dentists -- If you have a dental emergency, contact the Dental Care Center, 216 Main St. (tel. 350-788-44).

Emergencies -- For an ambulance or in case of fire, dial tel. 190; for a police emergency, dial tel. 112 or 199.

Internet Access -- The PC Clinic, 17 Convent Place (tel. 350-499-91; www.pc-clinic-gib.com), about a block uphill from Main Street, charges £3 ($6) per hour.

Hospital -- For medical services, including emergencies, go to St. Bernard's Hospital on Hospital Hill (tel. 350-797-00).

Pharmacy -- Calpe Pharmacy, 232 Main St. (tel. 350-772-31), is one of the most visible in the colony. If you happen to have an emergency, the owner publishes his home phone (tel. 350-785-07) for after-hours assistance, and also posts the address and phone of other pharmacies with different opening hours.

Post Office -- The Gibraltar post office is at 104 Main St. (tel. 350-756-62) and is open June to mid-September Monday to Friday from 9am to 2:15pm, Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Off-season hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All charges must be paid in British pounds sterling.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.