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 capital is the 16th century 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 pseudo-historic and religiously claimed shipwreck of St. Paul on the island, and since the 12th century ingrained a Roman Catholic legacy which is still the official religion in Malta today combined with secular values.

The country's official languages are Maltese and English, the former is the national language and the latter a legacy from Malta's period as a British colony. 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
Valletta, with the Upper Barrakka Gardens in the background

Geography of Malta

Environment of Malta[edit]

Natural geographic features of Malta[edit]

Regions of Malta[edit]

Regions of Malta

Ecoregions of Malta[edit]

Ecoregions in Malta

Administrative divisions of Malta[edit]

Administrative divisions of Malta

Districts of Malta[edit]
View of Senglea, one of the Three Cities, from the Upper Barrakka Gardens

Districts of Malta

Municipalities of Malta[edit]

Demography of Malta[edit]

Demographics of Malta

Government and politics of Malta[edit]

Politics of Malta

Branches of the Republic of Malta[edit]

Executive branch of Malta[edit]

Government of Malta

Legislative branch of Malta[edit]

Judicial branch of Malta[edit]

Judiciary of Malta

Foreign relations of Malta[edit]

Foreign relations of Malta

International organization membership[edit]

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

Law and order in Malta[edit]

Law of Malta

Military of Malta[edit]

Military of Malta

Local government in Malta[edit]

Local government in Malta

History of Malta[edit]

Culture of Malta[edit]

Auberge de Castille, a fine example of Maltese Baroque architecture
Selmun Palace, a different example of Baroque architecture

Culture of Malta

Art in Malta[edit]

Sports in Malta[edit]

Sports in Malta

Economy and infrastructure of Malta[edit]

Le Meridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa, one of the 5 star hotels in Malta
The Malta Maritime Museum as viewed from the Birgu waterfront

Economy of Malta

The Malta Stock Exchange (Borza ta' Malta) at Pjazza Kastilja in Valletta

Education in Malta[edit]

Education in Malta

See also[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