Travel Information for Malta
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Maltese, English Other languages:    Italian
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.mtInternational Dialling Code:    356

For help planning your trip to Malta including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Malta trip planning page.

Further information on Malta

Discover more about Malta - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of malta

Total area: 316 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 197 km (Mediterranean Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Ta'Dmejrek (253m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Malta from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 15/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 58/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 47/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 43/174
Overall Ranking:    27/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Malta     Status: Independent Country

Population: 412,655 (rank: 169/196)     Density: 1305.8 people/sq km (rank: 6/196)

Ethnic groups: Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock)

Religions: Roman Catholic 98%

GDP (PPP): $11.22 billion       GDP per capita: $29,200 (rank: 38/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.