Malta has an area of 316 km ².
On the whole northern part of Malta, Valetta to Melieha, there are coves to enjoy a swim. The best beach in this area is Melieha Bay. Due to the calm waters, it is also suitable for children. On the eastern most tip of Malta is a cove with the name Peter's Pool. To the west lies the beautiful Golden Bay. Comino's Blue Lagoon is one of the most beautiful spots of the Mediterranean and is perfect for a day at the beach.
For Malta you need a valid passport or an ID card that is still valid after leaving Malta.
The capital of Malta is Valetta.
The Dutch registration certificate is recognized in Malta. A GB sticker is not required. The country code in the license plate is sufficient.
Malta has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers the temperature in summer can reach 35 degrees. But the warm wind from Africa Sirocco can sometimes give very high temperatures. Winters are mild. During this period, most rain is falling.
The dishes of the Maltese cuisine are much like those of the Sicilian cuisine. Also there are many seafood dishes. Malta has very high quality wines. The national drink is called Kinnie. Furthermore there is a cactus liquor; Bajtra.
Malta has an interesting history, there are beautiful relics to see, such as the megalithic temples. Furthermore, Malta has several museums and cultural events.
The main branch of the economy is tourism, more than 30% of the people work in tourism. Malta has major ports and shipyards. A quarter of the GDP comes from the clothing, food and metal industries. Agricultural production is insufficient for their own consumption. Corn, potatoes, vegetables, grapes, citrus fruits and figs are grown largely through artificial irrigation.
The voltage in Malta is 230 V.
Malta is among birders known as a resting place for migratory birds on their way to and from Africa.
In winter there are many lemons and oranges hanging on the trees. Gozo is smaller and greener than Malta.
Malta is the main island of the Maltese archipelago, which also consists of Gozo, Comino, Manoel Island and the uninhabited rocks Cominotto, Filfla, Fungus Rock and the Saint Paul's Islands.
Malta is about one and a half times the size of Texel. Malta is pretty bare and rocky with relatively little natural vegetation. Characteristic are dozens of bays and coves. Comino has a beautiful blue lagoon. The south side of Malta and Gozo consist of steep cliffs and deep caves. The most famous cave of Malta is the Blue Grotto. The most spectacular rock formation, "The Blue Window", lies on Gozo.
Malta is a republic; Repubblika ta 'Malta. Malta is a member of the EU since 2004. Since 1994, Malta is divided into 68 districts. The districts are the only level of government, in addition to the management at national level. Malta is a parliamentary republic, headed by the Prime Minister, who is also head of government.
Health care in Malta is at a high level. There are no vaccinations required for Malta.
Broadband Internet is widely available in Malta. Many hotels, restaurants and bars offer free internet (often wireless) for their guests.
Malta has about 420,000 inhabitants, making it one of the most densely populated lands in the world.
The two official languages in Malta are Maltese and English. Maltese is a Semitic language like Arabic and Hebrew. The language would come from the Phoenicians. Maltese is the only Semitic language written in Latin characters. The Maltese alphabet has 29 letters.
In Malta they use the euro.
L-Innu Malti is the anthem of Malta. In 1945 this song was officially established as a national anthem. It was originally a school hymn.
On 21 September Malta celebrates the national holiday: Independence Day.
Stamps (stamps, bolol) are in Malta available at post offices, hotels and souvenir shops.
The bus network in both Malta and Gozo is extensive and reasonably efficient. In order to travel between Gozo and Malta you should take the ferry between Cirkewwa in Malta and Mgarr in Gozo. These ferries are going 24 hours a day. The crossing takes about 20 to 25 minutes and is provided by Gozo Channel Line.
Catholicism is the state religion of Malta, 98% of the population is Catholic. Malta has religious freedom.
The national emergency number in Malta is 112.
The country code for Malta is +356.
Service is usually included at the hotel or restaurant bill. For a good service, you can leave small change.
The maximum speed outside built-up areas is 80 km / h.
EU nationals do not need a work permit for Malta. A residence permit for a stay of longer than three months is still required. EU nationals must apply for an EU residence card report at the police station in the place where they live or work.
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