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Last update : 13 February 2019

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Capital : Valletta
Language :  Maltese, English
Currency :  Euro
Population : 429 344
Area : 316 km2

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Malta facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on September 21, 1964.
2. The population density is 1,300 people / km2.
3. The country is 990 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 98%.
5. Political system – republic.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Malta.
7. The most popular sport is football.
9. The highest peak is Ta’Dmejrek, 253 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 12 °C, in July 26 °C.

11. The name Malta comes from the Greek word honey.

12. In Malta there are world-class diving sites.

13. During World War II, a 20-kg bomb dropped on the cathedral in the center of Mosty, which somehow did not explode.

14. The most popular names in this country are Józef and Maria.

15. Most of the house numbers have a holy picture

16. Many people have tattoos of the figure of Jesus, Mary, and the patron saint of the island of Saint. Helena.

17. Less than half of adult women work. The husband makes money and the wife deals with the house.

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18. There is left-hand traffic in Malta.

19. Valletta is the southernmost European capital.

Author: Walter94

20. The University of Malta is one of the oldest universities in Europe, it was founded in 1592.

21. A national Maltese dish called “Fennec” is made from a boiled rabbit.

22. There are no mountains or rivers in this country.

23. Malta is one of the best natural deepwater ports in the world.

Author: Paulina

24. One of the biggest attractions on the island is “Popeye City”. The name derives from the world-famous films about Popeye, which were recorded there in 1980.

25. Bryan Adams and Britney Spear’s are of Maltese descent.

26. Malta was given the nickname “land of honey” due to the large production of honey thanks to the endemic species of bees living on the island.

27. There are over 360 churches. One per 1000 inhabitants.

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28. Under the water at St. Paul’s Island is a 3 meter statue of Jesus, erected in 1990 to commemorate the visit of Pope John Paul II.

Author: Lilka

29. According to the Bible, a ship crashed by the shores of Malta. Paul. He spent three months on the island, healing many sick people, including Father Publius.

Author: Paweł 

30. The minimum wage is 720 euro per month (data from 2015).

Author: Daria

31. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 550 €.

32. The amount of income tax in Malta is 35%.

33. Men and women can retire at the age of 62.

Author: Daria

34. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.4% .

Author: Daria

35. In Malta, an average person consumes about 7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

36. The most beer is beer – 39%, then wine – 33%, spirit – 27%, and other alcoholic beverages – 1%.

Author: AlkoWorld

37. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

38. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

39. The average IQ level is 97.

Author: EduKacJa

40. The national animal is a Mediterranean bluebottle bird.

Author: Kos

41. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

42. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 25 to 45 km / h.

43. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 60 to 80 km / h.

44. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

45. In 2013, 18 people died as a result of road accidents.

46. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

47. Over 323,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (725 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

48. In 1551 Valletta hit a tornado. which killed over 600 people.

Author: Fiorella

49. In this country there are over 3 096 km of paved roads (0.005% of all roads in the world).

50. There is only one airport in this country.

Author: Marlène

51. In this country over 314,000 (2015) 360 056 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 81% of the population).

52. Around 270,000 (2015) 320,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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53. The country’s top-level domain is .mt . There are over 8,750 websites with such an extension.

54. The most popular pages with the extension .mt are: google.com.mt, maltatoday.com.mt and hsbc.com.mt.

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55. The country has over $560,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0047% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

56. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $10,605,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $12,540,000,000 .

57. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 68% GDP, or around: $7 211 400 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 50.8% GDP, or around: $6,370 320,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $14,302.

Author: Komornik

58. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $122 800 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $103 111 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

59. In this country the average adult person smokes 115 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

60. 29% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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61. In this country there are 5.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 26,280 people).

Author: Reebeka

62. The lowest temperature: 1.4 °C was measured in Malta.

63. The highest temperature: 43.8 °C was measured in Malta.

Author: weather

64. In this country, women having their first child on average 26.9 years old.

65. The average life expectancy in this country is 78.8 years (women – 81.2 years and men – 76.3 years).

Author: Wilga

66. 10 women give birth to 15 children on average

Author: Nadia

67. The average age people living in this country is 41.2 years old.

68. The country is around:
67 000 people (15.06%) in the age range 0-14 years.
296,000 people (66.44%) in the age range 15-64 years.
82 400 people (18.5%) over 65 years old.

69. In this country, about 4 500 children are born each year (1.0% of the population), and about 4,000 people die (0.9% of the population).

Author: Sara19

70. There are 103 km2 of agricultural land in Malta (33% of the country).

71. 119 people in 1000 possess firearms.

72. Dingli is the highest located city in the country.

73. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1947.

74. He joined the United Nations on December 1, 1964.

75. The work week is 40 hours.

76. 92% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

77. 3 km2 of the country is covered by forests (0.9%)

78. The last death penalty was carried out in 1942.

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79. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 35% (2018).

80. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

81. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.1%.

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82. Malta has 90 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

What is the highest mountain in Malta?
The highest peak in Malta is Ta ‘Dmejrek (253 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Malta?
There are no rivers in this country

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Malta?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Malta has national colors?
National colors: red and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a Mediterranean bluebottle bird.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Malta?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 41,2 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 720 euro per month (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Malta?
The population density is 1,410 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 43.8 ° C was measured in Malta.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 1.4 ° C was measured in Malta.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 16.

answer: Marta