Outline of Malta

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Malta:

The location of Malta
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Malta

Malta is a small and densely populated sovereign island nation located in the Mediterranean Sea.[1] Malta comprises an archipelago of seven islands, of which the three largest are inhabited. Malta is located 93 km (58 mi) south of Sicily, and 288 km (179 mi) north of North Africa, giving the country a warm, Mediterranean climate.[2] The nation's capital is the 16th century city of Valletta.

Throughout much of its history, Malta has been considered a crucial location due in large part to its position in the Mediterranean Sea.[3] It was held by several ancient cultures including Sicilians, Romans, Phoenicians, Byzantines and others. The island is commonly associated with the Knights of St. John who ruled it. This, along with the historic pseudo-historic and religiously claimed shipwreck of St. Paul on the island, and since the 12th century ingrained a Roman Catholic legacy which is still the official religion in Malta today combined with secular values.

The country's official languages are Maltese and English; the former is the national language and the latter a legacy from Malta's period as a British colony. Malta gained independence in 1964 and is, as of 2017, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, as well as the European Union, which it joined in 2004.

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Malta

Geography of Malta

An enlargeable topographic map of Malta
Valletta, with the Upper Barrakka Gardens in the background

Geography of Malta

Environment of Malta

Natural geographic features of Malta

Regions of Malta

Regions of Malta

Ecoregions of Malta

Ecoregions in Malta

Administrative divisions of Malta

Administrative divisions of Malta

Districts of Malta
View of Senglea, one of the Three Cities, from the Upper Barrakka Gardens

Districts of Malta

Municipalities of Malta

Demography of Malta

Demographics of Malta

Government and politics of Malta

Politics of Malta

Branches of the Republic of Malta

Executive branch of Malta

Government of Malta

Legislative branch of Malta

Judicial branch of Malta

View of the Courts of Justice building (Valletta) building

Judiciary of Malta

  • Primus Inter Pares of Judicial Branch: Chief Justice of Malta
  • Law Courts and Tribunals of Malta
  • Commission for the Administration of Justice of Malta
  • Castellania (former courthouse)

Foreign relations of Malta

Foreign relations of Malta

  • Diplomatic missions of Malta

International organization membership

The Republic of Malta is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Malta

Law of Malta

Military of Malta

Military of Malta

Local government in Malta

Local government in Malta

History of Malta

Culture of Malta

Auberge de Castille, a fine example of Maltese Baroque architecture
Selmun Palace, a different example of Baroque architecture

Culture of Malta

Art in Malta

Sports in Malta

Sports in Malta

Economy and infrastructure of Malta

Le Meridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa, one of the 5 star hotels in Malta
The Malta Maritime Museum as viewed from the Birgu waterfront

Economy of Malta

The Malta Stock Exchange (Borza ta' Malta) at Pjazza Kastilja in Valletta

Education in Malta

Education in Malta

See also


  1. "Malta". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. The Maltese Islands, Department of Information — Malta.
  3. "Situation". A History of Malta. 6 February 2008. Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2008.

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