Malta, one of the world's smallest nations, occupies an area of 316 sq. km in the Mediterranean Sea. As observed on the physical map of Malta, the country is a cluster of small islands. These islands are composed of coralline limestone.
The three largest islands in the archipelago are Malta, Comino, and Gozo. Only these three are inhabited. Each of these islands is mostly low, rocky islands with rugged, steep coastal cliffs.The highest point is located within the triangular plateau Ta'Zuta, and rises to 830 feet (253 m). A yellow triangle marks the position of this point on the map above. The famous Blue Lagoon of Malta is located in the Comino island.
Malta does not have any permanent natural lakes or rivers, though during periods of intense rainfall small rivers are known to form.
Malta (officially, the Republic of Malta) comprises of the main island of Malta and the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino. Malta is subdivided into 68 localities. In alphabetical order, the 68 localities (Il-lokalita) are: Attard, Balzan, Birgu, Birkirkara, Birzebbuga, Bormla, Dingli, Fgura, Floriana, Fontana, Ghajnsielem, Gharb, Gharghur, Ghasri, Ghaxaq, Gudja, Gzira, Hamrun, Iklin, Imdina, Imgarr, Imqabba, Imsida, Imtarfa, Isla, Kalkara, Kercem, Kirkop, Lija, Luqa, Marsa, Marsaskala, Marsaxlokk, Mellieha, Mosta, Munxar, Nadur, Naxxar, Paola, Pembroke, Pieta, Qala, Qormi, Qrendi, Rabat, Rabat (Ghawdex), Safi, San Giljan/Saint Julian, San Gwann/Saint John, San Lawrenz/Saint Lawrence, Sannat, San Pawl il-Bahar/Saint Paul's Bay, Santa Lucija/Saint Lucia, Santa Venera/Saint Venera, Siggiewi, Sliema, Swieqi, Tarxien, Ta' Xbiex, Valletta, Xaghra, Xewkija, Xghajra, Zabbar, Zebbug, Zebbug (Ghawdex), Zejtun and Zurrieq.
With an area of 316 sq. km, Malta is the 10th smallest country in the world. With a population of about 5.15 lakhs people, Malta is the 4th most densely populated country in the world.
Located on a peninsula between two natural harbours, in the south-eastern part of the island nation, is Valletta – the capital city of Malta. With an area of 0.61 sq. km, it is the southernmost capital of Europe and the smallest capital city of EU. Valletta is Malta’s chief cultural center and also the country’s administrative and commercial hub. Valletta has the island’s largest harbour – Grand Harbour.
The small island Nation of Malta is an archipelago located in the southern-central region of the Mediterranean Sea, in Southern Europe. It is positioned both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Malta is situated about 80km South of Sicily (Italy), 284km East of Tunisia and 333 km North of Libya.
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|Legal Name||Republic of Malta|
|35 53 N, 14 30 E|
|Independence||21 September 1964 (from the UK)|
|Total Area||316.00 km2|
|Land Area||316.00 km2|
|Water Area||0.00 km2|
|Total Border||0.0 km|
|Climate||Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers|
|Coordinates||35 50 N, 14 35 E|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||253 m|
|Ta'Dmejrek on Dingli Cliffs|
|Ethnic Groups||Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock)|
|Languages||Maltese (official) 90.1%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.9% (2005 est.)|
|Religions||Roman Catholic (official) more than 90% (2006 est.)|
|GDP Per Capita||$29,416.23|
|Exports||Machinery and mechanical appliances; mineral fuels, oils and petroleum products; pharmaceutical products; books and newspapers; aircraft/spacecraft and parts; toys, games, and sports equipment|
This page was last updated on October 27, 2020