The Maltese Islands are located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, just 96 km south of Sicily. The population is distributed on the Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino which together make up around 400,000 people.
Malta, although small in size is filled with culture, beautiful sights, entertainment, delicious food and warm, friendly locals known for their hospitality. The country is bi-lingual having English as a second language.
The countries strategic position, beautiful beaches, rich historical background and attractive climate have allowed Malta to develop into a popular tourist destination.
Being one of the thriving economies in the European Union, the Republic of Malta enjoys a stable political and economic environment.
The country has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and is part of Schengen since 2007.
|Known As||Malta (the Republic of)|
|Head Of Government||George Vella|
|Form of Government||Parliamentary republic|
|Location||Central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast|
|Climate||Pleasant Mediterranean Climate with amost 300 sunny days a year|
|Language||Maltese and English|
|Time Zone||GMT +2|