About Malta

Malta is a small island situated in the middle of the Mediterranean, lying South of Italy, East of Tunisia and North of Libya.

Being Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the islands of Malta have been home and refuge to over 7,000 years of civilizations.  From temple builders, seafaring Phoenicians and the traveller Apostle Paul, to the Knights of St. John, Napoleon and British Royalty – all these have left their historical mark making Malta one of the most historical attractive countries in the world.

With thousands of years of history, impeccable weather, luxurious hotels, state-of-the-art facilities, splendid beaches, crystal clear waters and friendly people, it comes as no surprise to learn that Malta is commonly known as the “Jewel of the Mediterranean”.

Malta has a number of structures that fall under UNESCO’S world heritage sites. In fact, amongst these sites, one would find the Hal Safliene Hypogeum, the City of Valletta and the Megalithic temples.

The Maltese Islands comprise of three inhabited islands namely Malta, which is the main Island, Gozo and Comino and three smaller uninhabited islands called Filfla, Cominotto and the Island of St. Paul.

In May 2004, Malta joined the Eorpean Union and January 2008 saw Malta reaching another historic milestone, the introduction of the Euro.

The national language is Maltese which is a semitic language, but the English language is widely-spoken amongst the Maltese nationals and in fact it is consideder to be one of the official lanaguages of Malta, together with Maltese of course. Italian is also widely spoken.


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