About Malta

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)
Capital Valletta
Nationality Maltese
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
Size 316 kmĀ²
Population 460,000
Language Maltese and English
Currency Euro
Dialing Code +356
Time Zone GMT +2