Malta Destination Guide & Country Overview

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Updated: 2018-05-13.

Republic of Malta | Repubblika ta’ Malta

First, where is Malta? Malta is an archipelago country located in the Mediterranean Sea, generally considered to be an extension of Europe.

Located off the coast of Italy‘s Sicily, it also is relatively near Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya to its south in Africa, as well as Greece a bit farther to the east.

Malta is a member of the Euro currency, the European Union, and the Schengen Travel Area. The capital is Valletta, but the largest city is Birkirkara.

Malta is an island nation, but the largest and main island is also called Malta. This island has the majority of the population, as well as the most important cities.

Being an island nation in the Mediterranean, as well as more south than just about all of Europe, Malta is a top tourist destination, receiving nearly 2 million visitors per year.

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Map of Malta & Surrounding Area

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