Malta

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General Information

 

The Republic of Malta  

Location

A Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the centre of the Mediterranean. Only the three largest islands - Malta, Gozo and Comino - are inhabited.

Border countries

80 km south of Sicilyand 288 km east of Tunisia, with the Straitof Gibraltar 1,826 km to the west and Alexandria1,510 km to the east.

Area

316 km2

Population

0,4 million

Capital

Valletta

Official language

Maltese, English

Administrative division

There are at present 68 local councils

Political system

Parliamentary republic

President

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

Prime minister

Joseph Muscat

Parliament

Legislative poweris vested in the Parliament of Malta which consists of the President of Malta and the unicameral House of Representatives of Malta with the Speaker presiding officer of the legislative body.

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

CET (UTC+1)

Calling code

356

Internet TLD

.mt

Electricity

240 Volts

Religion

Roman Catholic 98%, 2% other

Ethnic groups

Maltese 95.3%, British 1.6%, other 3.1%

International organisations

  • Member of European Union;
  • The International Organization for Migration;
  • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and various other international organizations;
  • Malta rejoined NATO’s Partnership for Peace in 2008.

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