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flag Malta Malta: Introduction

Capital: Valletta


Total Population: 423,282
Natural Increase: 0.9%
Density: 1,323 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 95.1%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Birkirkara (22,000); Mosta (18,000); Qormi (17,000); Zabbar (15,000); San Pawl il-Bahar (14,000).
Ethnic Origins: Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock)
Official Language: Maltese and English
Other Languages Spoken:  English is the second official language. A majority of the Maltese people know a third language which can be Italian, German or French.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic, 98%; others, 2%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 320 km²
Type of State: Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: A liberalized, prosperous and attractive economy member of the European Union and Euro zone..
An economy based on tourism; Malta exports manufactured goods (electronic components) and medicines (generics).
HDI*: 0.829/1
HDI (World Rank): 39/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Malta, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Malta, Dial +356
Internet Suffix: .mt
Computers: 16.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 54.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 70.0 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,1355,0626,2936,5985,848
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,2423,5864,3864,2503,490
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,1182,7813,1823,0263,188
Exports of Services (million USD) 3,4704,3194,8084,8705,007

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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