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Republic o Malta

Repubblika ta' Malta  (Maltese)
Banner o Malta
Coat o airms o Malta
Coat o airms
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The Maltese Hime
Location o  Maltae  (Green circle) – on the European continent  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  —  [Legend]
Location o  Maltae  (Green circle)

– on the European continent  (light green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (light green)  —  [Legend]

35°54′N 14°31′E / 35.900°N 14.517°E / 35.900; 14.517
Lairgest ceetyBirkirkara
Offeecial leidsMaltese
Maltese Sign Leid[1]
Ethnic groups
Roman Catholic Kirk
GovrenmentUnitar pairlamentary republic
• Preses
Myriam Spiteri Debono
Robert Abela
LegislaturHoose o Representatives
frae the Unitit Kinrick
21 September 1964
• Republic
13 December 1974
• Total
316[3] km2 (122 sq mi) (186t)
• Water (%)
• 2014 estimate
445,426[4] (171st)
• 2021 census
• Density
1,700[2]/km2 (4,403.0/sq mi) (8t)
GDP (PPP)2023 estimate
• Total
$33.303 billion[5]
• Per capita
$63,481[5] (24th)
GDP (nominal)2023 estimate
• Tot
$20.311 billion[5] (131st)
• Per capita
$38,715[5] (21st)
Gini (2019)positive decrease 28.0[6]
HDI (2022)Increase 0.915[7]
verra heich · 25th
CurrencyEuro ()[b] (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+356
ISO 3166 codeMT
Internet TLD.mt[c]
  1. ^ Maltese naitionals as referred tae in the 2011 census.[2]
  2. ^ Maltese lira afore 2008.
  3. ^ An aa .eu, shared wi ither European Union member states.

Coordinates: 35°53′N 14°30′E / 35.883°N 14.500°E / 35.883; 14.500

Territorial organization
La Valeta

Maltae, kent offeecially as the Republic o Maltae (Maltese: Ir-Repubblika ta' Malta) is a wee island naition in the mids o the Mediterranian Sea. It lies sooth o Sicily, tae the east o Tunisie an north o Libie. The kintra's offeecial leids is Maltese an Inglis. Roman Catholicism is the maist muckle releegion on the island. The kintra o Maltae haes chynged haunds monie times ower the years. It haes been aucht the Knights o St. John, the French an syne the Breetish afore becomin independent in 1964 an a republic in 1974. Maltae is the ae kintra in the hale warld that haes been awairdit the George Cross for its ettles durin WWII. It haes a replica o the George Cross on it banner. Syne 2004 it haes been pairt o the European Union an in 2008 it teuk up the Euro.


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  1. "Maltese sign language to be recognized as an official language of Malta". The Malta Independent.
  2. a b c Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named nso.gov.mt
  3. Zammit, Andre (1986). "Valletta and the system of human settlements in the Maltese Islands". Ekistics. Athens Center of Ekistics. 53 (316/317): 89–95. JSTOR 43620704.
  4. "Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2014". Government of Malta. 16 Mey 2014. Archived frae the original on 21 Juin 2015.
  5. a b c d "World Economic Outlook Database, October 2023 Edition. (Malta)". IMF.org. International Monetary Fund. 10 October 2023. Retrieved 5 Apryle 2024.
  6. "Gini coefficient of equivalised disposable income – EU-SILC survey". Eurostat. Archived frae the original on 20 Mairch 2019. Retrieved 5 Apryle 2024.
  7. "Human Development Report 2023/24" (PDF) (in Inglis). United Nations Development Programme. 13 Mairch 2024. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2024.
  8. Lesley, Anne Rose (15 Apryle 2009). Frommer's Malta and Gozo Day by Day. John Wiley & Sons. p. 139. ISBN 0470746106.