Malta. In February, Malta began negotiations on EU membership. The ruling Nationalist Party promised a referendum on the EU, which if everything went as planned would be held before the 2003 parliamentary elections. Before that, however, Malta had begun to adjust to the requirements set by the EU, and an EU report in November 2000 stated that Malta together with Cyprus were the applicant countries that have come the longest in creating a functioning market economy.
During the spring there were mass protests against proposed tax increases. Despite this, the Nationalist Party succeeded well in the municipal elections in March.
- ABBREVIATIONFINDER: Offers three letter and two letter abbreviations for the country of Malta. Also covers country profile such as geography, society and economy.
Area: 315.6 km2 (world ranking: 187)
Population density: 1472 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 168)
Official languages: Maltese, English
Gross domestic product: 11.1 billion euros; Real growth: 6.6%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 23,810 US$
Currency: 1 Euro (Euro) = 100 cents
Klingelhöferstr. 7, 10785 Berlin
Telephone 030 2639110,
Fax 030 26391123
Head of State: Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Head of Government: Joseph Muscat, Outside: Carmelo Abela
National Day: 21.9.
6 districts with 68 communities
Form of Government
state religion: Catholicism
Parliament (Il-Kamra tad-Deputati) with 65 (up by bonus Rule 69.) Members Rank, elections every 5 years.
Election Head of State by Parliament every 5 years
suffrage from 16 years
of Malta, last census in 2011: 417,432 residents.
foreigners 2017: 11.8%
Cities (with population): (As of 2016) Birkirkara 22,314 inh., Mosta 20,009, San Pawl il-Bahar (St. Paul’s Bay) 19,843, Qormi 16,268, Sliema 16,140, Zabbar 14,901, Naxxar 13,879, San Gwann 12,734, Marsaskala 12,281, Birzebbuga 12,174, Zebbug 11,759, Fgura 11,714, Rabat 11,240, Swieqi 11,210; Valletta 5656
Religions: 89% Catholics; Minorities of Copts, Orthodox, Protestants, Muslims and Jews; 5% without religion (status: 2006)
Languages: Maltese (Semitic language), English; Italian as a colloquial language
Employed by the: agricultural sector. 1%, industry 20%, business. 79% (2017)
Unemployment (in% of all labor force): 2017: 4.0%
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 1.3%
Foreign trade: Import: 5.1 billion euros (2017); Export: 2.2 billion euros (2017)
According to COUNTRYAAH, the population of Malta in 2000 was 393,534, ranking number 173 in the world. The population growth rate was 0.870% yearly, and the population density was 1230.1406 people per km2.