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Country's full name

Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta)

Capital city




Official languages

Maltese and English

Time zone

GMT +1


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

GDP per Capita (€) at market prices

43,301 (2019 estimate)


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

International Dialling Code



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.


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


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

290,995 (2022)


c. 1.9%

Arriving tourists

2.28 million (2022)


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

Head of State

President - George Vella

Head of Government

Prime Minister - Dr Robert Abela

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



Domain suffix for Malta is .mt


WEF Global Competitiveness Report (38 out of 141 countries)

  • 26th - Health
  • 25th - Technological readiness
  • 1st - Macroeconomic Stability
  • 40th - Product market
  • 33th - Skills
  • 41th - Institutions
  • 47th - Infrastructure
  • 73th - Business dynamism
  • 31st - Labour market
  • 32st - Financial system
  • 37st - Innovation capability

National Holidays

Public Holidays


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