Official English Name: Republic of Malta
Official Local Name(s): Repubblika ta’ Malta
Common English Name: Malta
Capital: Valletta

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Official Language(s)

Maltese, English
Secondary Languages: Italian

Resources

Limestone, Salt, Arable land

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Maltese (92.9%), British (1.6%), Arab (0.5%), Somali (0.2%), Italian (0.2%)

People

Est. Population:

415,196

Demonym:

Maltese

Religions:

Roman Catholic (90.1%)
Other Christian (4.7%)
Muslim (1.7%)
Atheist (1.7%)
Anglican (0.9%)

Largest City:

Birkirkara (22,247)

Geography

Region:

Southern Europe

Bodies of Water:

Mediterranean Sea (Surrounded)

Total Area:

316 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

253 km

Climate

Mediterranean

Terrain:

Low, rocky, flat to dissected plains
Many coastal cliffs

Highest Point

Ta’Dmejrek (253 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President George Vella

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat

Admin. Divisions

68 Localities

Independence:

21 September 1964 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Maltese cross

Nat'l Anthem:

L-Innu Malti

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$36,100 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0

Communication

Internet Code

.mt

Telephone Code

+356

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 46 - Malta
Posted on Tuesday October 03, 2017

Cultural Notes

Ethnically, the Maltese people are descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians, mixed with Italians and other Mediterranean people.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mt.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/MT (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.webcitation.org/6ZSEwl5UZ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 13 November 2016