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Country's full name

Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta)

Capital city

Valletta

Population

419,615

Official languages

Maltese and English

Time zone

GMT +1

Currency

Euro (€), Malta joined the eurozone January 1, 2008

GDP per Capita (€) at market prices

22,700 (2016)

Location

93 km south of Sicily and 288 km east of Tunisia.

International Dialing Code

+356

Area

Malta is 316 sq km and is composed of three major islands:

  • Malta Island 246 sq km (94.9 square miles).
  • Gozo 67 sq km (25.9 square miles).
  • Comino 3 sq km (1.1 square miles).
  • There are also some minor uninhabited islands.

Terrain

Mostly low, rocky, with dissected plains and many coastal cliffs

Climate

Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot dry summers. Sunny climate with a daily average of 6 hours sunshine in mid-winter to more than 12 hours in summer. Annual rainfall is 23 inches and falls mostly between October and March.

Average temperature

Dec - Feb 13.2°c
June - Aug 25.8°c

Main economic sectors

Tourism, high value added manufacturing, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, ICT, financial services, education and training, creative arts, aviation, maritime.

Main trading partners

Italy, Germany, France, UK, USA, Turkey, Greece, China and Libya.

Labour force

165,000

Unemployment

c. 5.4%

Arriving tourists

2 million (Dec 2016)

Religion

Main religion is Roman Catholic, but other religions are also followed.

Head of State

President - Mrs Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

Head of Government

Prime Minister - Dr Joseph Muscat

Ruling Party

Labour Party

Administrative divisions

The country is administered directly from the capital Valletta. However, there are 68 local councils.

Electricity Supply

Conforms to UK standards (230 volts AC, 50 Hz). UK-style three-pin plugs and sockets are used.

Weights & Measures

Metric

Internet

Domain suffix for Malta is .mt

Rankings

WEF Global Competitiveness Report (out of 144 countries)

  • 8th - Quality of Educational System
  • 8th - Fixed Telephone Line/100 pop.
  • 13th - Quality of Port Infrastructure
  • 13th - Business Impact of Rules on FDI 
  • 13th - Strength of Auditing & Reporting Standards
  • 14th - Soundness of Banks
  • 14th - Broadband Internet Subsriptions/100 pop.
  • 15th - Ease of Access to Loans
  • 15th - Health & Primary Education
  • 16th - Technological Readiness
  • 18th - FDI & Technology Transfer
  • 19th - Business Costs of Crime & Violence
  • 23rd - Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure
  • 25th - Financing through Local Equity Market
  • 27th - Availability of Financial Services
  • 31st - Higher Education & Training
  • 32nd - Goods Market Efficiency
  • 34th - Financial Market Development
  • 35th - PCT Patents, applications/million pop.

Other Rankings

Health

33rd - Malta’s ranking out of 169 countries in the Human Development Report

Quality of Life

1st - Malta is rated as having the best climate worldwide by International Living Magazine
3rd - The island nation’s overall ranking in the Quality of Life Index
15th - Most democratic country (out of 167)

National Holidays

Public Holidays

 

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