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Capital: Valletta


Total Population: 437,418
Natural Increase: 1.3%
Density: 1,367 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 95.5%
Population of main cities: Birkirkara (21,889); Mosta (19,795); San Pawl il-Bahar (17,443); Qormi (16,443); Zabbar (14,844)
Ethnic Origins: Malta's population is composed almost entirely of 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%
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*: 0.839/1
HDI (World Rank): 37/188

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 call from Malta, dial 00
To call 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
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 6,5986,1426,8185,7726,189
Exports of Goods (million USD) 4,2503,6372,9302,5763,017
Imports of Services (million USD) 8,8739,4169,8908,3418,774
Exports of Services (million USD) 10,64411,32012,20210,63711,351

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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