Malta officially known as the Republic of Malta is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the land in Malta is dominated by water. And it is situated in south of Italy, east of Tunisia, and north of Libya.
Malta as a nation is known for historic sites, and world’s tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated sovereign country. Malta has three islands which consist of Malta, Gozo and Comino out of which Malta is the largest island. Its base as a center in the Mediterranean sea has its own strategic importance and for its naval base.
Flag of Malta
Malta holds a bi-colored flag which consist of two equal bands of white on the hoist side and the red on the rainfly. It is adopted on 21st September 1964 with 2:3 ratio. Delegacy of the George cross was awarded to Malta by George VI of the United Kingdom in 1942.
Main Airliner to Malta
Luqa, Malta is the headquarters and its hub at Malta International Airport. Operated in 39 destinations. Air Malta PLC is the flag carrier airline of Malta. Services being offered in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
The currency in circulation was the Maltese Lira (LM) before the Euro was introduced in Malta. Later uniting the European Union on 1st May 2004, Euro was the only currency used in the Maltese Islands which was swept up on 1st January 2008.
Malta Capital and its Largest city
Valletta, is the capital city built by gentlemen for gentlemen. It is in the commercial heart of the islands with a living, working city and the administrative. The Fortress City, Citta’ Umilissima is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valetta.
Malta Time zone
It is Central European Standard Time
Time Zone in Malta is ( GMT+2) , 2 Hour head of Greenwich mean time.
Best time to Travel to Malta
Malta gets crowded in the warmest months of July, August and September. However, May and June months are dry though good time to visit. September, October and November are considered to possess a high chance of precipitation.
Maltese and English are the official and the national languages of Malta. This Maltese language is originated form Semitic origin written in the Latin Script. Many words are assimilated and derived from English, Italian and French over few centuries.
Nearby Beaches and Resorts in Malta
Mellieha, Bugibba, Qawra, St.Julian’s Bay, Silema and Valletta are the few of the town resorts. Golden bay beach, Mellieha Bay, Dwejra Bay, Dahlet Qorrot, Gnejna Bay, Mistra Bay are a few of the beaches in Malta.