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About Malta in detail
Where is Malta?
Malta, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 35 53 N 14 30 E otherwise in Europe, in Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy).
What is the capital of Malta?
The capital city of Malta is: Valletta.
What is the time in Valletta?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Valletta is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Malta?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Malta is: .mt
What is the size of Malta?
The territory of Malta is total: 316 sq km; land: 316 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Malta is slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Malta, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Malta?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Malta is covered by water (see below), and this includes 196.8 km (excludes 56 km for the island of Gozo) coastline.
What is the climate like in Malta?
The climate of Malta is Mediterranean: mild, rainy winters: hot, dry summers.
Geographical data of Malta
The elevation of Malta; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Ta'Dmejrek 253 m.
The typical geographical details of Malta include mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected plains; many coastal cliffs.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Malta is the country comprises an archipelago, with only the three largest islands (Malta, Ghawdex or Gozo, and Kemmuna or Comino) inhabited; numerous bays provide good harbors; Malta and Tunisia are discussing the commercial exploitation of the continental shelf between their countries, particularly for oil exploration.
Resources and land use of Malta
The country’s main mined products are limestone, salt, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 32.3%; arable land 28.4%; permanent crops 3.9%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 0.9%; other: 66.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Malta
The number of inhabitants of Malta is 415,196 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most of the population lives on the eastern half of Malta, the largest of the three inhabited islands.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 95.4% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Malta is concentrated in VALLETTA (capital) 197,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Malta
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock).
Spoken languages in Malta
The spoken languages in Malta are the following: Maltese (official language) 90.1%, English (official language) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.9% (2005 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Malta?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic (official) more than 90% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Malta
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 15.01% (male 31,978 / female 30,361) 15-24 years: 11.84% (male 25,276 / female 23,890) 25-54 years: 40.1% (male 85,151 / female 81,346) 55-64 years: 13.98% (male 28,797 / female 29,251) 65 years and over: 19.06% (male 35,614 / female 43,532) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Malta is 0.29% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Malta the birth rate is 10.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Malta the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Malta, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Malta are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Malta
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Malta - the smallest economy in the euro zone - produces only about 20% of its food needs, has limited fresh water supplies, and has few domestic energy sources. Malta's economy is dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing, and tourism. Malta joined the EMalta has weathered the euro-zone crisis better than most EU member states due to a low debt-to-GDP ratio and financially sound banking sector. It has low unemployment relative to other European countries, and growth has recovered since the 2009 recessionMalta’s services sector continued to grow in 2015, with noted increases in the financial services and online gaming sectors. Malta continues to enhance its regulation of the financial services sector, and passed additional legislation in 2014 and 2015 toMalta’s 2015-16 GDP growth was bolstered by energy infrastructure investments, and revenue growth is expected to continue, supported by a strong labor market and proceeds from a citizenship by investment program equal to roughly 0.9% of GDP. Malta's geogr.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Malta is $10.46 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Malta is 4.1% (2016 estimate) 6.2% (2015 estimate) 3.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Malta this is $37,900 (2016 estimate) $36,500 (2015 estimate) $34,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Malta produces?
The main agricultural products of Malta are potatoes, cauliflower, grapes, wheat, barley, tomatoes, citrus, cut flowers, green peppers; pork, milk, poultry, eggs.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, electronics, ship building and repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, tobacco, aviation services, financial services, information technology services. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, electronics, ship building and repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, tobacco, aviation services, financial services, information technology services.
Drinking water source in Malta
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Malta
In Malta the average number of childbirth is 1.55 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Malta
The average age of the population is total: 41.5 years; male: 40.4 years, female: 42.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Malta it is 18 years of age (16 in local council elections); universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Malta is 2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Malta. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Malta a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Malta
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Malta density of the hospital beds is 4.8 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Malta the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Malta the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Malta is 28.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Malta? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Malta are N/A.
More interesting facts about Malta
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Great Britain formally acquired Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964; a decade later it declared itself a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination while its key industries moved toward more service-oriented activities. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Malta: 21 September 1964 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Malta
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two equal vertical bands of white (hoist side) and red; in the upper hoist-side corner is a representation of the George Cross, edged in red; according to legend, the colors are taken from the red and white checkered banner of Count Roger of Sicily who removed a bi-colored corner and granted it to Malta in 1091; an uncontested explanation is that the colors are those of the Knights of Saint John who ruled Malta from 1530 to 1798; in 1942, King George VI of the UK awarded the George Cross to the islanders for their exceptional bravery and gallantry in World War II; since independence in 1964, the George Cross bordered in red has appeared directly on the white field.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Malta: Maltese eight-pointed cross; national colors: red, white.
Constitution of Malta
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Malta?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Malta is mixed legal system of English common law and civil law (based on the Roman and Napoleonic civil codes).
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Malta, we can highlight the following structures unicameral House of Representatives or Il-Kamra Tad-Deputati, a component of the Parliament of Malta (normally 65 seats, but can include at-large members; members directly elected in 5 multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms); note - the parliament elected in 2013 has 69 seatselections: last held on 9 March 2013 (next to be held by mid-summer 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - PL 54.8%, PN 43.3%, other 1.9%; seats by party - PL 39, PN 30.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Malta
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Malta the labor force is 201,600 (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Malta is total: 3.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 3.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 3.1 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Malta is 4.6% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Malta, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Malta the GINI index is .27,7 (2014).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Malta the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Malta
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Malta is; revenues: $4.288 billion, expenditures: $4.401 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 41% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Malta is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Malta
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.3% (2016 estimate), 1.1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 2.9% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Malta
Malta, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Malta is: $2.915 billion (2016 estimate), $2.956 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery and mechanical appliances; mineral fuels, oils and petroleum products; pharmaceutical products; books and newspapers; aircraft/spacecraft and parts; toys, games, and sports equipment.
The most important imported products are: mineral fuels, oils and products; electrical machinery; aircraft/spacecraft and parts thereof; machinery and mechanical appliances; plastic and other semi-manufactured goods; vehicles and parts, and the countries from where the import is coming: Italy 23%, Netherlands 8.4%, UK 7.5%, Germany 6.8%, Canada 6.1%, China 4.1%, France 4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Malta
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Malta, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 8.3% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Malta, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Malta; automatic system featuring submarine cable and microwave radio relay between islandsdomestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership exceeds 190 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 356; submarine cable connects to Italy; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Malta
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Malta: 1 (2013), and the number of heliports: 2 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Malta: total: 3,096 km, paved: 2,704 km, unpaved: 392 km (2008).
The total length of the waterways in Malta: N/A.
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Facts about Malta
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Malta, conventional short form: Malta, local long form: Repubblika ta' Malta, local short form: Malta, etymology: the ancient Greeks called the island "Melite" meaning "honey-sweet" from the Greek word "meli" meaning "honey" and referring to the island's honey production.
|Abbrevation: Malta||Geographic coordinates:
35 50 N, 14 35 E
|Capital of Malta: Valletta||GPS of the Capital:
35 53 N 14 30 E
|Position: Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy)|
|Land area: total: 316 sq km; land: 316 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected plains; many coastal cliffs
||Area comparative: slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 415,196 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.29% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.81 male(s) / female, total population: 0.99 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $2.915 billion (2016 estimate), $2.956 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $4.479 billion (2016 estimate), $4.603 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Italy 23%, Netherlands 8.4%, UK 7.5%, Germany 6.8%, Canada 6.1%, China 4.1%, France 4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 95.4% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): VALLETTA (capital) 197,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 41.5 years; male: 40.4 years, female: 42.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 315,000. Percent of population: 76.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 230,226. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 56 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 558,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 135 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.6% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Maltese (singular and plural) adjective: Maltese||National holidays: Independence Day, 21 September (1964); Republic Day, 13 December (1974)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80.4 years. Male: 78 years, female: 82.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.55 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 10.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 94.4%; male: 93.1%, female: 95.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and civil law (based on the Roman and Napoleonic civil codes)||Suffrage: 18 years of age (16 in local council elections); universal|
|Industries: tourism, electronics, ship building and repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, tobacco, aviation services, financial services, information technology services||Industrial production growth rate: 5.9% (2015)||GDP real growth rate: 4.1% (2016 estimate) 6.2% (2015 estimate) 3.5% (2014 estimate)|
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