A Country Overview
Full country name: Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta’ Malta)
Capital city: Valletta
Population: ~ 421,000 (as at 2014)
Currency: Euro (€) (as of 2008)
Official languages: Maltese and English
Political status: Democratic republic
Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic
Geographical location: 93 km south of Sicily (Italy) and 288 km north east of Tunisia
International dialing code: +356 (• CET Time Zone: One hour ahead of GMT
Internet domain: .mt
Climate: Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers
- EU Member state forming part of the Schengen Zone
- Excellent connectivity to the rest of the world with regular direct flights to Europe and Northern Africa.
- 6th largest ship register in the world (largest in Europe), complimented by high quality maritime industry-related services
- Malta Freeport operates as a major transshipment hub in the Mediterranean
- Growing Aircraft registry.
- Reliable IT Infrastructure
- Multi-lingual population, with the majority of people speaking fluent English and Italian.
- High standard of living at a relatively low cost. Malta is a safe, warm place to live offering high standards of education and health care.
- Low company formation costs
- Efficient and robust financial services regulation
- Rich cultural heritage derived from a unique 7,000 year history.
One of the best climate in the world
Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean, the friendly island also enjoys the world’s best weather allowing for 300 days of sun per year. Lifestyle across the island’s localities is generally deemed to be quite laid-back and typically synonymous with the Mediterranean profile, however the accelerated pace of contemporary life has also permeated the everyday living of the late generations.
This is highly evident in the Valletta, Sliema and St. Julian’s area where most of the island’s administration, commerce and activity is centered, trickling down to other Maltese towns and villages.
Malta’s rich historical and cultural scene is also one of the island’s distinctive features, physically mirrored in the majestic bastion walls and impressive Baroque architecture dating back from the time of the Knights present in several parts of the island and other aspects of the local character. The British legacy inherited after 150 years of British presence in Malta still breathes through Malta’s traditionally British education and political system.
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