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!
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.
Malta is 316 square kilometres which makes it one of the smallest states in the world.
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.
Malta has some small hills but no mountains or rivers.
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
Maltese and English are both official languages. Many people also speak Italian. You can find out more on our Maltese Language page.
Catholicism is the official religion in Malta. You can find out more on our Religion in Malta page.
The electricity supply to Malta is 240 volts AC, 50Hz.
There is just one airport on Malta, Malta International Airport, located towards the south of the main island.