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Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It's a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.

Languages: Maltese (official) 90.2%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.8%

Ethnic Groups: Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock)

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 98%


Population: 421844 people (World Rank: 177th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 3458 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 9th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.321 %/yr (World Rank: 183rd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 79.8 years (World Rank: 42nd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 40.2 years (World Rank: 21st) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Malta

Country Profile for Malta
United Nations


Current News in Malta

Malta - Facts and Information 1

Malta - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Malta 1

Traveling to Malta 2

Events in Malta

Travel Guide for Malta

Language Resources:

Online Maltese Lessons

Learn Maltese Online

Maltese Language Games

Maltese language, alphabet and pronunciation

Government Related:

The Embassy of Malta
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Malta
by Gunnar Anzinger

Local Weather Conditions

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