Republic of Malta is located in the south of the European Continent, with a population of 409,836, making it the 174th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Valletta with a total population of 6,966. The country encompasses
316 square kilometers making it the 20
8th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the Mediterranean Sea.

President George Abela is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through election by the House of
Representatives and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister J
oseph Muscat is
recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status following legislative elections, when the leader of the
majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed Prime Minister by the President and holds that
position five years. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution in 1964.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Maltese and English. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic.
As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 18 FM, 6 Short Wave and 5 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Ta'Dmejrek, its highest point at 253 meters and the Mediterranean Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Mediterranean Sea, which measures 196.8 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, electronics, shipbuilding and
repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing and tobacco. Its official currency is Maltese

Here’s something you may not know about Malta. Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island
staunchly supported the UK through both World Wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in
Comino Police
Cominotto Island on
the Mediterranean
Sea- Malta's lowest
point and waterway
Azure Windows on
Comino Island
Blue Lagoon on
Comino Island
Dutch submarine in
Valletta Harbour
Karozzin- local Maltese
Port Mason- a famous
resort town on Malta
View from Dingli
Mosto Dome in Valletta
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View from Victoria
Cathedral, Victoria,
Gozo Island
Updated 13 March 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1% (2009 est.)

less then 500

less then 100
Kosku Bil-Fou- A
traditional Maltese dish
of pasta and broad
Sunken railroad car off
the coast of Gozo
Ta 'Dmejrek-  Malta's
highest point
Valletta- Malta's capital
and largest city
Traditional Maltese
Distant view of Filfa
Cave in the Blue
Grotto on Malta
Fortress on Comino
Kalafrana Port- Malta's
southernmost point on
the island of Malta
Marsascala- Malta's
southernmost point on
the island of Malta
Qbajjar Bay Tower on
Gozo Island- Malta's
northernmost point
San Dimitri Point on
Gozo Island- Malta's
westernmost point
Selmun Palace- a
Templar Knights
stronghold on Gozo
View of Saint Paul's
Islands from Wardija
Heights on Malta
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