Malta

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Malta on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Mediterranean

Size – 316 km²

Geography – collection of rocky islands with plains

Language – Maltese (official), English (official)

Religion – Roman Catholic (90%+)

Monetary Unit – Euro

Natural Resources – limestone, salt, arable land

Agriculture – potatoes, cauliflower, grapes, wheat, barley, tomatoes, citrus, cut flowers, green peppers; pork, milk, poultry, eggs

Industry – tourism, electronics, ship building and repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, tobacco, aviation services, financial services, information technology services

Map of Malta

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –  412,655 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.33%

Average Life Expectancy – 80.11

Capital City – Valletta (197,000)

Highest Mountain – Ta’Dmejre (253 m)

Longest River – None

Climate – mediterranean – warm winters 10°C – 17°C. hot summers 20°C – 27°C

Yearly Rainfall – 60 cm (approx) mostly September to February

Plant Life – carob, fig, grape, bay, and olive

Animal Life – weasel, hedgehog, bat, turtles, tortoises, lizards

Bird Life – sea birds, heron, bunting, thrush, chaffinch, linnet, snipe, house martin, kite, hobby, falcon, wagtail, kestrel, buzzard

Fish Life – Porpoises, dolphins, sea fish

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Malta. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/malta.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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