Malta Key Information & Country Data

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Updated: 2018-05-13.

General points to know about the country of Malta – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Valletta

Largest City: Birkirkara

Population: 450K (2018 estimate)

Language(s): Maltese & English

President: Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

Prime Minister: Joseph Muscat

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 316 km2 (122 mi2)

Dialing Code: +356

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Maltese (what’s a demonym?)

Endonym: Malta
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 17

Smoking Age: None, 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Left

Electricity & Adapter: 230V, 50Hz, Plug Type G (plug types)

Country Code (ISO): MT (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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