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Where is Malta?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Malta covers 316 square kilometers of land, making it the 212th largest nation in terms of land area.

Malta became an independent state in 1964, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Malta is 409,836 (2012) and the nation has a density of 1297 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Malta is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Malta are refered to as Maltese.

The dialing code for the country is 356 and the top level internet domain for Maltese sites is .mt.

Malta does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Malta section.

Quick facts

Population 409,836
Density 1,296.9 / km2 ( 3,359.1 / mi2 )
Languages English, Maltese
Independence Year 1964
Capital Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta)
Currency Euro
GDP 9,642,848,650 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 23,529 (2013 data)
Land Area 316 km2 (122 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 14.180
Maximum Longitude 14.570
Mininum Latitude 35.810
Maximum Latitude 36.080

What is the capital of Malta?

map showing the location of Malta
Location of Valletta on a map.

Valletta is the capital city of Malta. It has a population of 6,794, and is located on a latitue of 35.9 and longitude of 14.51.

Valletta is also the political center of Malta, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Valletta, the Capital Of Malta

City Valletta
Country Malta
Population 6,794
Longitude 14.51472000
Latitude 35.89972000
Elevation 44 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.