Malta

Malta Overview

Malta is an island country in the Mediterranean Sea, strung between Sicily and Tunisia, Malta comprises of three major islands Malta, Gozo and Comino and the tiny, uninhabited islands of Cominotto and Filfla. The inhabitants of these islands have inherited a culture that sits somewhere between European and North African, and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

Every church in Malta celebrates its patron saint with vigour. Fiestas spring up with near-pagan regularity, and usually entail a whirl of banners, parades and the gobbling of pastizzi, the ubiquitous savoury pastries.

CLIMATE

Malta has a mild climate. Winters are moist and mild, and frost is unusual. Summers are hot and dry, but the heat is moderated by sea breezes. Northwest winds sometimes reach hurricane force in autumn and winter.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Valletta
POPULATION: 403,500
LANGUAGE: Maltese, English
CURRENCY: Euro
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 240V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two or three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +356
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +1