Where is Malta located in europe?

A Small Country In The Middle Of The Mediterranean Sea

Where is Malta located? There is no doubt that Malta is still relatively unknown, which is why many people ask this question!

Our island lies in the center of the Mediterranean Sea and is the most southern of all the countries in Europe. This puts us midway between Gibraltar and Alexandria, and between Sicily and North Africa. We are closer to Europe than Africa.

What You Need to Know About Where malta is located

Where is Malta on the World Map?

Where is Malta on the Map.Where Is Malta On The World Map

Where is Malta located geographically

Since Malta is in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, here are the distances from Malta to various points surrounding the archipelago.

  • South Sicily: 93 kilometers (57 miles).
  • North of Libyan Coast: 320 kilometers (198 miles).
  • North of Libya: 290 kilometers (180 miles).
  • Gibraltar: in the far-western Mediterranean is 1,826 kilometers (1,134 miles) away.
  • Port Said in Egypt: is 1,510 kilometers (1,926 miles) to the east.

Malta & Gozo Geographical Location With Coordinates

Coordinates for Malta:

  • Latitude: 35.917973
  • Longitude: 14.409943

Coordinates for Gozo:

  • Latitude: 36.044300
  • Longitude: 14.251222

how big is malta and gozo?

  • The length of the whole Maltese archipelago is 45 kilometers (27 miles). It's total land area is 316 square kilometers (122 square miles). 
  • Malta is 28 kilometers (17 miles) in length and 14.5 kilometers (9 miles) in width. Total shoreline is 196.8 kilometers (122 miles).
  • Gozo is 14.5 kilometers (9 miles) in length and 7.2 kilometers (4.5 miles) in width. Total shoreline is 56 kilometers (35 miles).
  • Malta is the largest island out of the three islands having 245.7 square kilometers (152.7 square miles) in total area. Gozo being the second largest has 67.1 square kilometers (41.7 square miles) in total area.

other surrounding islands of malta

  • Comino is 2.5 kilometers (2 miles) long with an area of 2.8 square kilometers.
  • St. Paul’s Islands has an area of 0.101 square kilometers.
  • Cominotto covers 0.1 square kilometers.
  • Filfla covers 0.02 square kilometers.
  • Fungus Rock in Gozo covers 0.007 square kilometers.
Maltese local on a traditional fishing boat in Marsaxlokk Malta.A Traditional Fishing Boat in Marsaxlokk

Facts About Malta | What Makes Malta So Special?

general facts about malta

  • Malta Time Zone - GMT+2
  • Capital of Malta - Valletta
  • Population of Malta - 516,000 by end of 2021
  • Malta Island Language - Maltese and English 
  • Currency in Malta - Euros (€)
  • Electricity - 220 - 240 volts AC (50Hz)
  • Airport in Malta - Malta International Airport
  • Emergency Number - 112

Other interesting facts on malta

  • Malta has 300 days of sunshine a year.
  • The island of Malta is surrounded by the sea.
  • Our small island contains 5000 years of history.
  • Malta is home to one of the oldest temples in the world.
  • Malta has one of the best diving sites in the world.
  • Cars drive on the left-hand side.
  • It is one of Europe’s smallest and most densely populated countries.
  • An island with over 2.5 million visitors per year.
  • sought-after retirement destination.
  • Its centralised location provides a quick link between countries because of its highly efficient international airport.
  • An independent republic country with its own parliament and constitution.
  • Malta is a member and forms part of the European Union since 1st May 2004.
  • You can live peacefully, have your own business like anywhere else in Europe.

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Where is Malta? The inner core of Zejtun village in Malta.The Old Area of the Village of Zejtun

facts about the history of malta

In 1806 Malta became part of the British rule until it gained independence in 1964. 

Malta has been inhabited since people arrived here from Sicily around 5200 BC. The islands were always a location for great strategic importance as a naval base for shipping.

Malta was conquered by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, the Romans, Byzantines, the Moors, the Arabs, Normans, the Aragonese, Spanish, the Knights of St. John, the French and the British Empire.

During World War 2 (WW2), Malta was the most bombed country in the world suffering such massive devastation of around 154 days and nights of bombings. Around 6,700 tons of bombs fell on the islands.

Malta joined the Commonwealth in 1964. We are one of the three Commonwealth members in Europe apart from England and Cyprus.

the people of malta

The people of Malta also known as Maltese, an ethnic group from the Maltese islands. We speak both Maltese and English.

Till now there are around 700,000 Maltese people spread around a number of different countries around the world including Malta.

The Maltese culture is something that the locals are proud of due to its unique concept and how it developed over time through a mixture of different cultures that have occupied the islands in the past.

Bahrija countryside MaltaBahrija Countryside Malta

Questions You Might Ask Yourself About Our Islands

How Big is Malta?

The total land area of all the Maltese archipelago is 316 square kilometers (122 square miles). Check our full guide the size of Malta.

How Big Is The Island Of Gozo?

Gozo is 14.5 kilometres (9 miles) long and 7.2 kilometres (4.47 miles) wide. Coastline is 56.01 kilometres (34.80 miles) long with a surface area of about 67.1 square kilometres.

Where is Malta close to?

Malta is located just under Sicily, which makes it the closest piece of land outside the Maltese islands. It is only 93 kilometers (57 miles) away.

Is Gozo in Malta?

No, Gozo is a separate island as it is geographically part of the Maltese Islands. You can reach by a 20-minute ferry crossing from Cirkewwa Malta to Mgarr Gozo.

Is Malta a country?

Our island is a country identified with its own government, constitution and parliament house which governs the country independently.

What is the capital city of Malta?

The capital city of Malta is Valletta, built by the Knights of St. John in 1566. It is known as one of the smallest capital cities in Europe. It is a major attraction for incoming tourists as it holds magnificent original fortifications including Baroque palaces and many churches.

Is Malta part of England?

No, Malta is an independent country since 1964 and became a Republic in 1974. Malta became a British Crown Colony in 1814 until 1964, meaning 150 years under British rule.

How big is Malta compared to other islands?

You can compare the size of our islands with the following islands: Malta 316 | Antigua 281 | Barbuda 431 | Maldives 298 | Sri Lanka 314 | U.S. Virgin Islands 346 - These numbers are in Kilometers Square

Is Malta part of Spain or Italy?

Malta is not part of Spain or Italy as it is an independent country.

Where is Malta Illinois?

Malta Illinois is a village in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States.

Is Malta part of Greece?

No, Malta is not part of Greece, and it never was.

Where Is Valletta In Malta?

Valletta is on the north-east side of the island. Valletta is the capital city of Malta. A fortified city, 455 years old.

Is Malta an Arab country?

No, Malta is not an Arab country, but the Arabs stayed in Malta from 87 to 1091 AD.

What is Malta's Geology made of?

If we look at it from the geological side, Malta is formed up entirely of composed sedimentary rocks.

These are sediments which were formed about 30 to 5 million years ago. 

This means that there were continuous deposits of materials within the Mediterranean Sea.

Malta Info Guide is here to provide you with helpful information about our archipelago.


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