Malta Facts and History

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Flag of Malta
National Flag of Malta

Interesting facts about Malta

  • Official Name: Repubblika ta’ Malta (Maltese); Republic of Malta
  • Form of Government: unitary multiparty republic with one legislative house (Il-Kamra tad-Deputati, or House of Representatives [681])
  • President: George Vella
  • Prime Minister: Robert Abela
  • GDP: 14.99 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Valletta
  • Population: 502,653 (2019)
  • Official Languages: Maltese
  • Currency: Euro
  • Timezone: GMT+2
  • Area: 316 km²
  • Dialing Code: +356
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Gozo,Comino,Manoel
  • Major Rivers: Chadwick
  • Continent: Europe
  • Border Countries: The island nation is located east of Tunisia, and about 100 km (60 mi) south of the island of Sicily. It shares maritime borders with Libya and Italy.

Map of Malta

National Symbols of Malta

  • National Bird: blue rock thrush
  • National Anthem: “L-Innu Malti”
  • National Animal: Pharaoh Hound
  • National Flower: Cheirolophus crassifolius
  • National Poet: Don Carmelo Psaila
  • National Game: Football