Why Malta?

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Facts About Malta

  • Official Name: Republic of Malta
  • Area: 316 sq km
  • Geographic Coordinates: Latitude 35° 50’N, Longitude 14° 35’E
  • Capital City: Valletta
  • Population: 516,869 (2021)
  • Local time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 in summer)
  • Official Languages: Maltese, English
  • Official Currency: Euro
  • Main Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Land: Mostly low, rocky land with rugged, steep coastal cliffs. 
  • Member of EU: Yes
  • International telephone code: +356

Why Malta?

Situated in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a small archipelago of five islands – Malta (the largest), Gozo, Comino, Comminotto (Maltese, Kemmunett), and Filfla. The latter two are uninhabited. The distance between Malta and the nearest point in Sicily is 93 km while the distance from the nearest point on the North African mainland (Tunisia) is 288 km. Gibraltar lies at 1,826 km to the west while Alexandria is 1,510 km to the east. The capital city of Malta is Valletta. Malta has been deemed to be one of the safest destinations in the world.

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Weather In Malta

The climate is a typically Mediterranean one with hot, dry summers, warm autumns and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall.

Temperatures are stable, the annual mean being 18°C and monthly averages ranging from 12°C to 31°C. Summers permit flight training almost every day.


Healthcare In Malta

Malta has a public healthcare system, known as the government healthcare service, where healthcare is free at the point of delivery and a private healthcare system. Malta has a general solid practitioner-delivered primary care base and public hospitals provide secondary and tertiary care. The Maltese Ministry of Health advises foreign residents to take out private medical insurance.

Malta was ranked number five in the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems compared to the United States (at 37), Australia (at 32), United Kingdom (at 18) and Canada (at 30). The healthcare system in Malta closely resembles the British system.

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Maltese History

Malta attained independence in 1964. Under the 1964 Independence Constitution, Malta was a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary state. This constitution was amended in 1974 to make Malta a republic within the Commonwealth. Its head of state is a president appointed by the Maltese Parliament which, in its turn, is elected by Universal Suffrage for a term of five years.

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