Population of main cities:
San Pawl il-Bahar (32,200); Birkirkara (25,500); Sliema (24,400); Mosta (21,500); Qormi (17,300); Zabbar (15,700); Swieqi (15,600); Marsaskala (15,500); Msida (15,400); Naxxar (15,300); San Gwann (15,100); San Giljan (15,000)
There is no official data on ethnic groups in the country. Malta's population is composed almost entirely of Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock). Minorities include British, North Africans as well as other nationalities.
Maltese and English
Other Languages Spoken:
English is the second official language. A majority of the Maltese people know a third language which can be Italian, German or French.
Roman Catholic, 98%; others, 2%
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National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
A liberalized, prosperous and attractive economy member of the European Union and Euro zone..
An economy based on tourism; Malta exports manufactured goods (electronic components) and medicines (generics).
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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16.6 per 100 Inhabitants
54.8 per 100 Inhabitants
70.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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Latest Update: September 2023