(Reguidit frae Malta)

Maltae, kent offeecially as the Republic o Maltae (Maltese: Ir-Repubblika ta' Malta) is a wee island naition in the mids o the Mediterranian Sea. It lies sooth o Sicily, tae the east o Tunisie an north o Libie. The kintra's offeecial leids is Maltese an Inglis. Roman Catholicism is the maist muckle releegion on the island. The kintra o Maltae haes chynged haunds monie times ower the years. It haes been aucht the Knights o St. John, the French an syne the Breetish afore becomin independent in 1964 an a republic in 1974. Maltae is the ae kintra in the hale warld that haes been awairdit the George Cross for its ettles durin WWII. It haes a replica o the George Cross on it banner. Syne 2004 it haes been pairt o the European Union an in 2008 it teuk up the Euro.

Republic o Malta

Repubblika ta' Malta  (Maltese)
Banner o Malta
Coat o airms o Malta
Coat o airms
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The Maltese Hime
Location o  Maltae  (Green circle) – on the European continent  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  —  [Legend]
Location o  Maltae  (Green circle)

– on the European continent  (light green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (light green)  —  [Legend]

35°54′N 14°31′E / 35.900°N 14.517°E / 35.900; 14.517
Lairgest ceetyBirkirkara
Offeecial leidsMaltese
Maltese Sign Leid[1]
Ethnic groups
Roman Catholic Kirk
GovrenmentUnitar pairlamentary republic
• Preses
George Vella
Robert Abela
LegislaturHoose o Representatives
frae the Unitit Kinrick
21 September 1964
• Republic
13 December 1974
• Total
316[3] km2 (122 sq mi) (186t)
• Water (%)
• 2014 estimate
445,426[4] (171st)
• 2011 census
• Density
1,410[2]/km2 (3,651.9/sq mi) (7t)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$18.404 billion[5]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Tot
$11.164 billion[5]
• Per capita
Gini (2014)positive decrease 27.7[6]
law · 15th
HDI (2015)Increase 0.856[7]
verra heich · 33rd
CurrencyEuro ()[b] (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+356
ISO 3166 codeMT
  1. ^ Maltese naitionals as referred tae in the 2011 census.[2]
  2. ^ Maltese lira afore 2008.
  3. ^ An aa .eu, shared wi ither European Union member states.

Coordinates: 35°53′N 14°30′E / 35.883°N 14.500°E / 35.883; 14.500

Territorial organization
La Valeta

References eedit

  1. "Maltese sign language to be recognized as an official language of Malta". The Malta Independent.
  2. a b c d Census 2011. National Statistics Office, Malta
  3. Zammit, Andre (1986). "Valletta and the system of human settlements in the Maltese Islands". Ekistics. Athens Center of Ekistics. 53 (316/317): 89–95. JSTOR 43620704.
  4. "Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2014". Government of Malta. 16 Mey 2014. Archived frae the original on 21 Juin 2015.
  5. a b c d "Malta". International Monetary Fund.
  6. "Gini coefficient of equivalised disposable income (source: SILC)". Eurostat Data Explorer. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  7. "2016 Human Development Report". United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2017.
  8. Lesley, Anne Rose (15 Apryle 2009). Frommer's Malta and Gozo Day by Day. John Wiley & Sons. p. 139. ISBN 0470746106.