Malta at a glance

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Capital City Valletta
EU Member Since May 2004
Accessibility Daily flights to all main European cities
Location 95 kms south of Sicily and 290 kms from the North African coast
Area 316 Km2
Structure Archipelago comprising of Malta (main island), Gozo and Comino.
Climate Mediterranean: mild winters and hot, dry summer
Population 471,554 (as at end of 2014)
Languages Maltese & English. Italian widely spoken. Many speak a fourth language such as French/ German
Education British model but with a University with roots dating back to the Knights of St John. Literacy level is 92.6%.
Culture Western European
Principal Religion Roman Catholic but other religious denominations are also represented with places of worship
Currency Euro €
Political Independent, Parliamentary Republic, EU member state
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
Economy Based on financial services, ICT, Container & freight transshipment, manufacturing & tourism
Legal System English Common Law and Roman Civil Law
Electricity Supply Conforms to UK standards (230 volts AC, 50 Hz). UK style three-pin plugs and sockets are used.
Internet Domain suffix for Malta is .mt
International dialing code +356
Weights & Measures Metric
Time zone GMT +1 Daylight saving time: +1 hr beginning last Sunday in March and ends last Sunday in October
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