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Information about Malta

Information about Malta's weather, beaches, tours and activities, our school location in St Julians and more

Famous for its sunny weather and summer-living, Malta is located in the heart of the Mediterranean, just below Italy.

QUICK INFO

  • Full country name: Republic of Malta
  • Area: 320 sq km (124 sq mi)
  • Population: 408 009 (2010)
  • Capital city: Valletta
  • Languages: Maltese and English (bilingual); Italian
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (98%)
  • Government: Parliamentary democracy
  • Major industries: Tourism, electronics, ship repair, construction, Aviation
  • Major trading partners: Italy, Germany, UK, France, USA, Japan,
  • Member of EU
  • Health risks: None
  • Time: GMT/UTC plus 1 hour
  • Electricity: 240V, 50Hz
  • Weights & measures: Metric
  • Currency: Euro

Banks are the best place to change money; they almost always offer a significantly better rate than hotels or restaurants. Waiters and taxi drivers expect a 10% tip. All major credit cards are widely accepted. Bargaining for handicrafts at stalls or markets is essential, but most shops have fixed prices. There's an 18% value-added tax on all consumer items.