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The Maltese Islands

About Malta

The Republic of Malta consists of Malta, Gozo, Comino and two small uninhabited islands, and is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Malta`s population today stands at 423,000.


The National Language is Maltese, however both Maltese and English are official languages. Malta became a full member of the European Union on 1st May 2004 and joined Schengen Zone in 2007.


Malta has a mediterranean climate with very mild winters and warm to hot summers. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summers being generally dry. Malta also enjoys one of the most optimal arrangement of hours of daylight in Europe. The average hours of daylight in winter is of about 10 hours and above 12 hours of daily sunshine in the summer months.

Leasure, Nightlife and Cultural Events

The Maltese Islands are bustling with nightlife and leisure activities with scores of clubs to visit, excellent wine bars and first-rate restaurants to try. Malta has also an effervescent calendar of cultural events to see, such as The Malta Arts Festival, The Valletta Baroque Festival, The Opera Festival, The Choir Festival and The International Jazz Festival. Major music concerts starring top international artists are held every summer, attracting massive crowds of both tourists and locals alike. There are a number of amusement parks around the island that are fun for people of all ages especially kids.

Diving in Malta

The Maltese archipelago enjoys hot summers making it perfect for any kind of water sports. Clear seas and great visibility makes it one of the best places to dive in Europe all year round, with reeks, caves, wrecks and the famous blue hole to explore.