Malta’s strategic position at the heart of the Mediterranean, lying 93km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa makes Malta a natural choice for a port of call for vessels. Malta is in easy reach of European ports, Africa and the rest of the Mediterranean and so provides a convenient port for vessel visits as well for container transhipments. The fortified magnificence of the Grand Harbour provides a truly spectacular backdrop for yachts and cruise liners. Also, with the combination of the warm weather and hospitable Maltese, Malta continues to guarantee an excellent holiday destination.
The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers.
Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.
With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.
The official languages are Maltese and English. The Italian language is also widely spoken.
The climate in Malta is warm and inviting. Average rainfall per year is 500mm.
Malta time is Central European Time (CET) which is one hour ahead of GMT in winter and two hours ahead in summer.
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