Malta’s official name is the Republic of Malta. It is located in Southern Europe. Malta is an archipelago country in the Mediterranean Sea. The countries close to it are Italy, Tunisia, and Libya. The area of the country is only 316 km2. However, it has a population of 450,000 people. This fact makes Malta one of the smallest and also most densely populated countries in the world.
The capital of the country is Valletta. At a size of only 0.8 km2, Valletta is the smallest capital in the European Union. Nevertheless, it will still be the European Cultural Capital in 2018. The official languages of Malta are English and Maltese. Malta has been ruled by various powers throughout history, as strategically, it is a great naval base. The country isn’t ethnically diverse, with Maltese people forming 95% of the population.
The major religion followed is Roman Catholicism. Being part of the European Union, the currency of Malta is the Euro. The culture of Malta draws inspiration from influences of numerous countries, which ruled it.
The official currency is Euro. The currency exchange is available at banks, bureaux de change, some hotels, larger shops, and restaurants. Automatic foreign exchange machines are available at various locations on the islands. The best rates of exchange will always be at the banks. Also, some hotels, larger shops, and restaurants accept foreign currency. Major international credit cards are easily acceptable and ATMs are available widely.
Taxis are not hard to find on the islands. You can also hire a car if you want. It is easy to do at the airport or from multiple local companies across country. The rates are among the cheapest in Europe. Cars drive on the left here. The main roads are in good quality, although you should be careful, when driving the smaller roads.
Summer is high season in Malta, so there can be too many tourists on the islands. If you want more peace and quietness, along with warm sea and pleasant temperatures, come between April and June or in September-October. The weather is warm and sunny during these periods, with occasional rainfalls. However, the sea is warmer in autumn.
The clear blue sea, which surrounds Malta, is ideal for scuba diving. Also, numerous underwater caves, wrecks, and reefs make every diving experience unique.
Malta is one of the most famous wedding and honeymoon destinations in Europe. It is also a popular place for those, who is in search of rich historical and cultural heritage.
Doesn’t matter, what you are looking for in your vacation. Malta will not disappoint you!
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