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Malta Facts

Want to find out some more about the wonderful country of Malta? Have a look at our fact sheet below and learn some of the facts to impress your friends and family!

Location

Malta is made up of Malta (the main island), Gozo, Comino and Filfla which is a tiny uninhabited island. The islands are in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Find out more on our Where is Malta? page.

Size

Malta is 316 square kilometres which makes it one of the smallest states in the world.

Population

420,883

Capital City

Valletta

Currency

Euro

Visa Requirements

If you are from a European Union country then you will not need a Visa to travel to Malta. If you are from another part of the world make sure you check before you travel.

Landscape

Malta has some small hills but no mountains or rivers.

Flag

The Maltese Flag

Government

Malta became republic in 1974 after it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. It remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Head of State

President George Abela

Head of Government

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi

Language

Maltese and English are both official languages. Many people also speak Italian. You can find out more on our Maltese Language page.

Religion

Catholicism is the official religion in Malta. You can find out more on our Religion in Malta page.

Electricity

The electricity supply to Malta is 240 volts AC, 50Hz.

Airports

There is just one airport on Malta, Malta International Airport, located towards the south of the main island.