About Malta

Situated right in the middle of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands are some of the richest in the region – promising diverse culture, a dynamic history, a welcoming people and wide-ranging attractions. Consisting of three main islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino, and a number of surrounding islets -– the Maltese Archipelago occupies an area of just 316sq km, making it one of the smallest in the world.

Malta’s coastline is well- indented with natural harbours, sandy beaches and flat rock coves. The distances are remarkably short. The longest distance stretch across Malta is 27km and the widest is 14km, while the . The corresponding figures for Gozo are 14km and 7km respectively. For international travel, though, they couldn’t be better placed, as The the Islands are enviably- located in the passageway between Africa and Europe – , 933km south of Sicily and 288km north of Libya.

Throughout Malta’s long and chequered history, Malta’s the islands’ people came into contact with the many nations that dominated the Mediterranean. These relationships with people of so many different cultures made the Maltese amongst the most cosmopolitan people in the world. The people of Malta Maltese have developed and maintained characteristics which that distinguish them as a peace-loving nation with a strong sense of hospitality. Another characteristic is their joviality, which springs mainly from the agreeable, warm and sunny climate that prevails with sunshine throughout the year. For the this same reason, the Maltese enjoy very high standards of health.
The national language is the Maltese language, however, both Maltese and English are official languages. , and English is also thus spoken and understood by most, while. Italian, German and French are also commonly known.

There is so much to love about the islands. Malta’s natural scenic wealth, its colourful culture and heritage, high standards of health, a most agreeable climate, political stability and the friendliness of its people have turned it into an all year- round holiday destination.