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.
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Since Malta is in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, here are the distances from Malta to various points surrounding the archipelago.
Coordinates for Malta:
Coordinates for Gozo:
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 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.
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.
References- NSO Statistics Malta
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