General Information about Malta
Malta is made up of three main islands, Malta, Gozo and uninhabited Comino and a number of small largely uninhabited islands. It lies in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea at the foot of the island of Sicily, Italy. Its population is approximately 400000 and its capital is Valletta on the island of Malta. Its climate is influenced by the sea with hot dry summers and mild winters. Malta has an undulating geography with terraced fields.
With a history of 7000 years Malta has numerous museums, temples and churches that stand as monuments to those times. From Fort Rinella which is home to the world's largest cannon to the catacombs of Rabat there is something for everyone. Being surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Malta offers an abundance of underwater dive sites with underwater caves and ship and aircraft wrecks to see. In addition there are a large number of water based leisure activities such paragliding and windsurfing available for tourists.
Accommodation hostels, farm houses, guest houses, villas through to five star hotels are all available on Malta.
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Find Out About The Economy In Malta
Because only 32 percent if Malta's land is arable much of the country's economy is heavily relied upon the tourism industry, foreign trade and manufacturing. Malta produces large quantities of limestone and salt which are both a huge support to the economy. The official currency of Malta is the Maltese Lira. They mainly export to the US, France, Germany, UK and Italy.
Festivals and Events
Discover What's Happening In Malta
Whether its wine, beer, jazz or food your into there is always something happening throughout the year in Malta. Starting in March there is The Mediterranean Food Festival which lasts for four days and is full of delicious Mediterranean food from local and foreign chefs. The main feature of this festival is the Traditional Maltese Banquet where quests are able to join in on a typical olden style banquet re-enactment. April and May is when the Malta Fireworks Festival lights up the sky's of the Grand Harbour. The main attraction of this festival is The History Of Malta which is a spectacular laser show which is held all throughout the festival.
Geographical Information On Malta
Malta is located in the Southern Europe, in the islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. It has a coastline of 196.80 kilometres and total land mass of 316 square kilometres. Its countryside is mostly low and rocky with many coastal cliffs. The population of Malta is over 401,880 with its capital, Valletta has a population of over 6,300.
Learn About The Climate In Malta
The summer months in Malta are typically Mediterranean with hot, sunny days with averages of up to 30+ degrees with July and August being the hottest two months. Humidity is usually high but along the coast the temperature is lowered by cool sea breezes. During the winter months the average temperature during the day is 10 degrees with the nights rarely falling below 0 degrees. Snowfalls in Malta are unheard of although strong winds can last for up to three days. Thunderstorms usually occur from September till December with most of the country's rainfall falling in the winter and autumn months.