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Malta

Official English Name: Republic of Malta

Official Local Name(s): Repubblika ta’ Malta

Common English Name: Malta

Capital: Valletta

REGION
Southern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Mediterranean Sea (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
316 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
253 km
CLIMATE
Mediterranean
TERRAIN
Low, rocky, flat to dissected plains
Many coastal cliffs
HIGHEST POINT
Ta’Dmejrek (253 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Limestone
Salt
Arable land
DEMONYM
Maltese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Maltese (92.9%)
British (1.6%)
Arab (0.5%)
Somali (0.2%)
Italian (0.2%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Maltese
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Italian
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (90.1%)
Other Christian (4.7%)
Muslim (1.7%)
Atheist (1.7%)
Anglican (0.9%)
POPULATION
415,196
LARGEST CITY
Birkirkara (22,247)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
68 Localities
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
21 September 1964 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Maltese cross
NATIONAL ANTHEM
L-Innu Malti
GDP PER CAPITA
$36,100 (USD)
CURRENCY
€ (Euro)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = €0.92
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.mt
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+356

Ethnically, the Maltese people are descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians, mixed with Italians and other Mediterranean people.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mt.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/MT (Ethnic and religious data)

http://www.webcitation.org/6ZSEwl5UZ (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 13 November 2016