General Statistics


Location In the Mediterranean Sea, 93 km south of Sicily and 290 km from the nearest point of the North African mainland
Main Islands Malta, Gozo, Comino, Cominotto, Filfla
Capital City Valletta
Population 417,608 (August 2011 est.)
Area 316 km2
Length 27 km (Malta) / 14 km (Gozo)
Width 15 km (Malta) / 7 km (Gozo)
Coastline 252.81km
Ethnic Groups Maltese 95.3 %

British 1.6 %

Other 3.1 %

Religions Roman Catholic (official) 98%
Currency EURO (since 2008)
Time Zone CET / CEST in Summer
Languages Maltese (official)

English (official)

Driving Left side
International prefix +356
Country top level domain .mt
UNESCO World Heritage Sites 3 (City of Valletta, Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni, Megalithic Temples)
Climate Subtropical - Mediterranean
Average temperatures 15.2 °C (January) - 30.7°C (August)
Government Parliamentary Republic (since 1974)