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Malta Introduction

Malta is an island country near the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, about 95 kilometres south of Sicily. It is an archipelago (group of islands). It contains three inhabited islands viz Malta, Gozo, and Comino, and three uninhabited islets viz Cominotto, Filfla, and Selmunett (St. Paul's Isle).

Malta is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Low hills with slopes cut by terraced fields make much of Malta resemble a series of giant steps. The balmy Mediterranean climate attracts many visitors.

Tourists also come to Malta to see the remains of some of the world's oldest Neolithic temples, as well as some of the world's finest examples of Baroque and Renaissance art and architecture. Malta was once a British crown colony. In 1964, Malta became an independent country.

A Short Background

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 1964. A decade later Malta became a republic.

Over the last 15 years, the island has become a major freight transshipment point, financial center, and tourist destination. It is an official candidate for EU membership.

1UpTravel's Guide to Malta

Topography of Malta - Read more about the geography and topography of Malta

History of Malta - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Malta

Life & People of Malta - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Malta

Local Cuisine of Malta - Find out delicious local cuisines of Malta

Holidays in Malta - Check out a list of the local holidays in Malta

Festivals in Malta - Learn about the festivals in Malta

Embassies of Malta - Provides an Embassy database for Malta

Administration facts of Malta - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Malta

Newstands in Malta - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Malta

Attractions in Malta - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Malta

Maps of Malta - Discover a detailed map of Malta

Map Database of Malta - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Malta

Flags of Malta - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Malta. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Malta - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Malta

Shopping in Malta - Find out the best places for shopping in Malta

Restaurants in Malta - Browse a list of eat-outs in Malta

Geography of Malta - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Malta

People of Malta - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Malta

Government and Politics in Malta - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Malta.

Economy of Malta - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Malta

Communications in Malta - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Malta

Transportation in Malta - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Malta

Military of Malta - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Malta

Transnational Issues of Malta - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Malta


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