Country:   Malta
Capital:   Valletta
AreaSqKm:   316
Population:   403,000
Region:   EUR
Continent:   EU
tld:   .mt
CurrencyCode:   EUR
CurrencyName:   Euro
Phone:   356
Languages:   mt en-MT
neighbours:   :
Time Zone:   GMT + 1 (March-October +2)
Description:   Malta is an island nation in the Mediterranean close to Sicily and Libya. It has the oldest freestanding stone structures in the world (Stonehenge in GB are about 3,000 years old the ones in Malta are 5,000) and as such the Islands have been inhabited for a very long time. Due to its climate, it has good land and is famous for its citrus fruits. It has long been a vital and strategic base in the Mediterranean and as such, there are numerous forts etc that relate to its importance. A good country to visit albeit a tad expensive.
Useful Links: This is the official website for the Malteses Tourism Board. Available in several other languages. Excellent site, easy to navigate and very informative. This is the official website for the Maltese Ministry of Foreign Affairs . Complete information about Visas. Lists all Maltese embassies worldwide as well as those of foreign nations to Malta.

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