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Republic o Malta
Repubblika ta' Malta  (Maltese)
Banner o Malta
Coat o airms
Anthem: L-Innu Malti
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]

Caipital Valletta
35°54′N 14°31′E / 35.900°N 14.517°E / 35.900; 14.517
Lairgest ceety Birkirkara
Offeecial leids Maltese
Maltese Sign Leid[1]
Ethnic groups (2011[2])
Releegion Roman Catholic Kirk
Demonym Maltese
Govrenment Unitar pairlamentar republic
• Preses
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca
Joseph Muscat
Legislatur Hoose o Representatives
Unthirldom 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)
• 2011 census
• Density
1,410[2]/km2 (3,651.9/sq mi) (7t)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$18.404 billion[5]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Tot
$11.164 billion[5]
• Per capita
Gini (2014) positive decrease 27.7[6]
law · 15th
HDI (2015) Increase 0.856[7]
verra heich · 33rd
Currency Euro ()[b] (EUR)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drivin side left
Cawin code +356
Patron saunts Paul the Apostle, Saunt Publius an Agatha o Sicily[8]
ISO 3166 code MT
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 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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Maltese sign language to be recognized as an official language of Malta". The Malta Independent. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Census 2011. National Statistics Office, Malta
  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 May 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Malta". International Monetary Fund. 
  6. "Gini coefficient of equivalised disposable income (source: SILC)". Eurostat Data Explorer. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  7. "2016 Human Development Report". United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2017. 
  8. Lesley, Anne Rose (15 April 2009). Frommer's Malta and Gozo Day by Day. John Wiley & Sons. p. 139. ISBN 0470746106.