Basic Facts about Malta

A. Muscat, 17 Jul 2015

Total population 446,327
Population density 1412 inhabitants per km2
Area 316 km2
Capital city Valletta
Largest town Birkirkara
Flag White and red with the George Cross on the top right-hand side corner
Monetry unit Euro
Literacy rate 92.4%
Official languages Maltese, English
Religion Roman Catholic more than 90%
Climate Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot dry summers. Sunny climate with a daily average of 6 hours sunshine in mid-winter to more than 12 hours in summer.
President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
Prime minister Joseph Muscat
Ruling party Labour party
Electricity supply 230 volts AC, 50 Hz. UK-style three-pin plugs and sockets are used.

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