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    • Malta

    • Location:                                95 kms south of Sicily and 290 kms from the North African coast
      Structure:                               Archipelago comprising of Malta (main island), Gozo and Comino
       Length:                                  27.359 kms*    Width: 14.480 kms   Gozo - Length : 14.484 kms*   Width: 7.242 kms   Total land area: 316 sq kms*
      Climate:                                   Mediterranean: mild winters and hot, dry summer
      Time zone :                             GMT +1 Daylight saving time: +1 hr beginning last Sunday in March and ends last Sunday in October
      Capital City:                             Valletta 
      Population:                              471,554* (as at end 2014)
      Language:                               Mainly Maltese but English is recognised as an official language, while Italian is also widely spoken
      EU Member:                             Since May 2004
      Local currency:                       Euro (adopted on 1st January 2008)
      Principal Religion:                     Roman Catholic but other religious denominations are also represented with places of worship
      Head of State:                         President - Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca 
      Prime Minister:                         Dr. Joseph Muscat KUOM, B.Com., E.A. (Hons), M. A., Ph.D.
      Ruling Party:                            Labour Party
      International dialing code:      +356
      Internet:                                   Domain suffix for Malta is .mt
      Weights & Measures:              Metric
      Electricity Supply:                    Conforms to UK standards (230 volts AC, 50 Hz). UK style three-pin plugs and sockets are used.