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Republic of Malta

Repubblika ta' Malta  (Maltese)
Motto: Virtute et constantia
"With strength and consistency"
Anthem: L-Innu Malti
The Maltese Hymn
Location of Malta (green circle) – in Europe (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union (light green)  –  [Legend]
Location of Malta (green circle)

– in Europe (light green & dark grey)
– in the European Union (light green)  –  [Legend]

CapitalValletta
35°54′N14°31′E / 35.900°N 14.517°E / 35.900; 14.517
Largest townSt. Paul's Bay
Official languagesMaltese,[e]English
Other languageItalian (66% conversational)[1]
Ethnic groups
(2019[2])
Religion
Catholicism
Demonym(s)Maltese
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional republic
George Vella
Joseph Muscat
LegislatureHouse of Representatives
Independence 
• State of Malta
21 September 1964
• Republic
13 December 1974
Area
• Total
316[3] km2 (122 sq mi) (185th)
• Water (%)
0.001
Population
• 2019 estimate
493,559[4] (167)
• 2011 census
416,055[5]
• Density
1,457[5]/km2 (3,773.6/sq mi) (5th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$22.802  billion[6]
• Per capita
$48,246[6]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$15.134 billion[6]
• Per capita
$32,021[6]
Gini (2018)Negative increase 28.7[7]
low · 15th
HDI (2017)Increase 0.878[8]
very high · 29th
CurrencyEuro ()[c] (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+1 (Central European Time)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (Central European Summer Time)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+356
ISO 3166 codeMT
Internet TLD.mt[d]
Website
gov.mt
  1. ^ Languages other than the mother tongue of Maltese[1]
  2. ^ Maltese nationals as referred to in the 2011 census[5]
  3. ^ Maltese lira before 2008
  4. ^ Also .eu, shared with other European Union member states
  5. ^ Also Maltese Sign Language[9]

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019


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