Facts in Brief

Malta is an archipelago of 3 main islands situated in the centre of the Mediterranean. The largest island is Malta, thus the name of the archipelago, followed by Gozo and Comino. Filfla, St.Paul's Islet and Cominotto are other small uninhabited islands.

CAPITAL CITY: Valletta

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Maltese and English

CURRENCY: Euro

POPULATION: 410,000

AREA: 316 km2

FLAG: Legend has it that the flag was rewarded to the Maltese people by Count Roger the Norman in 1090, after helping him defeat the Arabs. The George Cross, which in 1942 was awarded to the Maltese people for their bravery during WWII, was added later to the flag.

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Maltese flag