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Outline of Malta

The location of Malta
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Malta

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Malta:

Malta – small and densely populated sovereign island nation located in the Mediterranean Sea.[1] Malta comprises an archipelago of seven islands, of which the three largest are inhabited. Malta is located 93 km (58 mi) south of Sicily, and 288 km (179 mi) north of North Africa, giving the country a warm, Mediterranean climate.[2] The nation's de facto capital is the historic city of Valletta.

Throughout much of its history, Malta has been considered a crucial location due in large part to its position in the Mediterranean Sea.[3] It was held by several ancient cultures including Sicilians, Romans, Phoenicians, Byzantines and others. The island is commonly associated with the Knights of St. John who ruled it. This, along with the historic Biblical shipwreck of St. Paul on the island, ingrained the strong Roman Catholic legacy which is still the official and most practised religion in Malta today.

The country's official languages are Maltese and English, the latter a legacy from Malta's period as a British colony – the United Kingdom is the most recent outside ruling power. Malta gained independence in 1964 and is currently a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, as well as the European Union, which it joined in 2004.


  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Malta 2
    • Environment of Malta 2.1
      • Natural geographic features of Malta 2.1.1
    • Regions of Malta 2.2
      • Ecoregions of Malta 2.2.1
      • Administrative divisions of Malta 2.2.2
        • Districts of Malta
        • Municipalities of Malta
    • Demography of Malta 2.3
  • Government and politics of Malta 3
    • Branches of the Republic of Malta 3.1
      • Executive branch of Malta 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of Malta 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of Malta 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Malta 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Malta 3.3
    • Military of Malta 3.4
    • Local government in Malta 3.5
  • History of Malta 4
  • Culture of Malta 5
    • Art in Malta 5.1
    • Sports in Malta 5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Malta 6
  • Education in Malta 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Malta

Geography of Malta

An enlargeable topographic map of Malta

Environment of Malta

An enlargeable satellite image of Malta

Natural geographic features of Malta

Regions of Malta

Ecoregions of Malta

Administrative divisions of Malta

Districts of Malta
Municipalities of Malta

Demography of Malta

Government and politics of Malta

Branches of the Republic of Malta

Executive branch of Malta

Legislative branch of Malta

Judicial branch of Malta

Foreign relations of Malta

International organization membership

The Republic of Malta is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Malta

Military of Malta

Local government in Malta

History of Malta

Main article: Current events of Malta

Culture of Malta

Art in Malta

Sports in Malta

Economy and infrastructure of Malta

Education in Malta

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ The Maltese Islands, Department of Information — Malta.
  3. ^

External links

  • Malta Environment Press Article Archive
  • Malta travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • – Maltese Government official site.
  • Diving Malta – All the dive sites in Malta
  • Laws of Malta – A summary of principal laws and glossary of terms.
  • The Maltese Armed Forces official website
  • Malta Business Directory Find Maltese Businesses
  • Laws Of Malta
  • Malta on
  • Malta Environment and Planning Authority's GIS Map Server which includes place names and street's layout and names
  • [1] The Times of Malta
  • Official Maltese Tourism website
  • 101 Things to do in Malta an offbeat guide to what to do in Malta and Gozo
  • Malta Everything about Malta
  • Malta travel guide
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