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The per capita nominal GDP of Malta is $18,994. The official languages are English and Maltese (national language). People also speak in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Roman Catholicism is the main religion in the country. In addition, there are Jews, Muslims, Latter-Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, and followers of the Baha'i Faith.
For the entire duration of its history, the situation of Malta has given it significant strategic importance. The country experienced a succession of authorities such as the Greeks, Phoenicians, Fatimids, Romans, Knights of St John, Sicilians, French and the English settlers. Malta achieved independence from the British Empire in 1964. It turned into a democracy in 1974. At the same time, it kept its membership in the Commonwealth of Nations. Since 1964, Malta is a United Nations member state and also a member of the European Union since 2004. Since 2008, Malta is a member of the Eurozone and complies with the Schengen Agreement from 2007.
According to IMF (International Monetary Fund), Malta has been categorized as an advanced economy. The country is famous for its limestone reserve, which is a major mineral resource. Till 1800, the country relied on tobacco, cotton, and shipyards for exports. Major industries include tourism, film production, international trade, financial services, and electronics manufacturing. It exports mechanical devices, electrical machinery, pharmaceutical products, fish and crustaceans, and printed materials. The country imports oil, mineral fuel, electrical and non-electrical equipments, aircrafts, transport vehicles, plastic, beverages, food, and tobacco.
Maps of Malta:The island nation of Malta covers a total area of121sqmiles. Malta is the 171st most populated nation in the world. Know more about the country by watching comprehensive maps of Malta.
Administrative Regions: Malta consists of 68 local councils (14 in Gozo and 54 in Malta).
Cities: Valletta, Cottonera, Marsaxlokk, Rabat, and Mdina are some of the major cities in Malta. Valletta is also the national capital.
Travel:The historical sites, beaches, and caves, all contribute to make Malta a special tourist destination.
Business and Economy:The positive features of the economy of Malta are its strategic location, limestone reserves, and an efficient workforce.
Education:Education in Malta is mandatory through age sixteen and is provided via three separate sources: the church, the state, and the private sector.
Events and Festivals:Malta International Fireworks Festival, Medieval Mdina, and Malta Jazz Festival are some of the well-admired festivals in Malta.
History and culture:The culture of Malta is the tradition of the Maltese island-dwellers and showcases different societies that are associated with the islands in Malta for hundreds of years.