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Malta

Malta is an island country in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, 93 km south of Sicily (Italy) and 288 km north-east of Tunisia. Gibraltar is 1.826 km to the west and Alexandria 1.510 km to the east. The country is an archipelago that includes the inhabited islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino, along with a number of smaller, uninhabited islands.

Malta has an area of 316 sq km with around 409.000 inhabitants. Malta's capital is Valletta and the biggest city is Birkirkara. The islands enjoy a Mediterranean climate.

Numerous bays along the indented coastline of the islands provide good harbours. The landscape consists of low hills with terraced fields. The highest point is Ta' Dmejrek on Malta Island at 253 metres (830 ft) near Dingli.

Malta has a rich and fascinating history spanning some 7000 years, a legacy which is unique in the Mediterranean. Its strategic position has made it a vital link to Europe throughout its long history.

With rich history and numerous archaeological sites which are unique in the world and the ideal weather conditions surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, Malta has become an ideal holiday destination.

REASONS TO GO

 

UNESCO World Heritage List: the City of Valletta, the Megalithic Temples and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

Blue Grotto - A series of seven caves and inlets on the southern side of Malta famous for deep blue waters and spectacular natural rock formations.

Malta and Gozo’s beautiful sandy beaches, perfect for sunbathing, swimming and diving .

 

GOOD TO KNOW

 

Capital: Valletta 

Currency: euro (EUR)

Area: 316 sq km 

Population: 409.000

Language: Maltese and English

Electricity: 230V/50Hz

Calling Code: +356 

Time Zone: UTC +1 

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

 

1st January - New Year’s Day

10th February - St. Paul’s Shipwreck

19th March - St. Joseph

31st March - Freedom Day

March / April (date changes) - Good Friday

1st May - Labour Day

7th June - Sette Giugno

29th June - St Peter and St Paul (L-Imnarja)

15th August -The Assumption (Santa Marija)

8th September - Our Lady of Victories

21st September - Independence Day

8th December - Immaculate Conception

13th December - Republic Day

25th December - Christmas Day

 

INFO

 

www.visitmalta.com

 


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