Malta World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Malta Good things come in small packages, as this little country lying in the Mediterranean Sea. It comes with a history influenced by Europe, North Africa and Britian, that have brought the country all from prehistoric temples to baroque architecture but never the less it has a very modern Mediterranean lifestyle, including beeing able to relaxe on the amazing beaches that sourrounds the island, and fortunately has a warm climate most of the time. Other than that there is the touristic hot spots like Sliema, where you can enjoy shops, restaurants and nightlife among the locals.

Area: 316 Km²
Population: 394.500 (2001 est.)
Density: 1.248 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary democracy
Capital: Valletta (9.150 pop.)
Major cities: Birkirkara 20.000 pop., Qormi 19.000 pop., Sliema 14.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Maltese 97%, others (Italian, English) 3%
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: 253 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Malta 246 Km², Gozo 67 Km²
Climate: Mediterranean

Language: English, Maltese
Religion: Catholic 98%
Currency: Maltese Lira (MTL)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 10/2, 19/3, 31/3, 1/5, 7/6, 29/6, 15/8, 8/9, 21/9, 8/12, 13/12, 25/12
Dialling code: 00356
GMT: +1

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