Outline of Malta

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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 is a 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[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Malta

Geography of Malta[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Malta
Main article: Geography of Malta

Environment of Malta[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Malta

Natural geographic features of Malta[edit]

Regions of Malta[edit]

Main article: Regions of Malta

Ecoregions of Malta[edit]

Administrative divisions of Malta[edit]

Districts of Malta[edit]
Main article: Districts of Malta
Municipalities of Malta[edit]

Demography of Malta[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Malta

Government and politics of Malta[edit]

Main article: Politics of Malta

Branches of the Republic of Malta[edit]

Executive branch of Malta[edit]

Main article: Government of Malta

Legislative branch of Malta[edit]

Judicial branch of Malta[edit]

Main article: Judiciary of Malta

Foreign relations of Malta[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

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

Law and order in Malta[edit]

Main article: Law of Malta

Military of Malta[edit]

Main article: Military of Malta

Local government in Malta[edit]

History of Malta[edit]

Main article: History of Malta, Timeline of Maltese history, and Current events of Malta

Culture of Malta[edit]

Main article: Culture of Malta

Art in Malta[edit]

Sports in Malta[edit]

Main article: Sports in Malta

Economy and infrastructure of Malta[edit]

Main article: Economy of Malta

Education in Malta[edit]

Main article: Education in Malta

See also[edit]

Main article: Malta

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Malta". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ The Maltese Islands, Department of Information — Malta.
  3. ^ "Situation". A History of Malta. 6 February 2008. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Malta