Country Profile - Malta

Name: Malta

Location: Mediterranean, South of Sicily.

Time: IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs

Capital: Valletta

Language: Maltese, English and Italian

Area: 316 sq kms

Population: 378,518

National Day: 21 Sep (Independence Day)

Currency: Maltese Lira (MTL)

Climate: Warm most of the year. The hottest months are between July and September, but the heat is tempered by cooling sea breezes. Rain falls for very short periods, mainly in the cooler winter months.

Holidays: January 01 New Year's Day; May 01 Labour Day; August 15 Assumption; September 21 Independence Day; December 13 Republic Day; December 25 Christmas Day.

Airline Name: Air Malta (KM)

International Airports: Luqa (Malta) (MLA)