map of Malta; source: WR MALTA

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Malta
country code ISO: MT //; - FIPS: MT
location: Southern Europe
time zone: +1 UT* [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 316 sq.km = 122 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 36°00' N / South: 35°48' N / East: 14°35' E / West: 14°10'30" E
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Mediterranean Sea
climate: Mediterranean
Government
independent since: 1964-09-21
type of government: republic
capital: (La) Valletta
administrative division: census region (6); or 3 regions comprising 67 local counties
Population
population according to the last two censuses: (1985): 345,418; (1995): 378,132
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 391,670; or: 390,000
population density: 1234 per sq.km = 3197 per sq.mi
population growth: 0,3% //; - doubling time: 120 years
birth rate: 13 per 1000
death rate: 8 - 9 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 9 per 1000
life expectancy: 78 years (male: 76; female: 81)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 23% //; - 15-59 years: 63% //; - 60+ years: 14%
urbanisation: 91% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Maltese 95,3%; British 1,6%; other 3,1%
languages: Maltese, English (both official)
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 94%; other 6%
Health
daily food intake: 3382 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician: 403
people per hospital bed: 174
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 90%
school enrolment: secondary education: 25%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 4%
adult literacy: 92% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Maltese lira = 100 cents = 1000 mils
annual inflation rate: 6%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 7300 per capita
GNI USD 9120 per capita //; - [ppp: 16530]
GDP growth: 4%
income: USD 6850 per capita
import: USD 2803 per capita //; - export: USD 1748 per capita
trade: USD 9311 per capita //; - or 161% of GDP
trade partners: IT GB DE FR US
human development index: 0,866 //; - position of the country in the world no.: 30
female labour force: 28%
unemployment: 4,5%
tourism: 1,2 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 41% //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 3% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 4%
agricultural products: vegetables (cauliflower), fruits, potatoes, tomatoes
livestock (1000s): cattle: 19-21 / goats: 9-10 / pigs: 69-81 / poultry: 820 / sheep: 16
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 28% //; - part of industry in GDP: 41%
industrial products: light industry, clothing, electronics, construction, textiels, food & beverages
mining products: limestone, sand, salt
CO2 emission per capita: 4,7
services: labour force: 69% //; - part of services in GDP: 55%
energy use (kg per capita): 2544
electricity use (per capita): 3763
annual water use (per capita): 66
Traffic, communication
road network: 1604, or 1961 km //; - of which paved: 94% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 311 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 459 - 512 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 260 - 669 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 448 - 739 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 145 per 1000
persons per post office: 7420
personal computers: 204 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Dingli Cliffs 253 m
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): not applicable
rivers: none
canals: none
waterfalls: none
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: Malta 245,7 sq.km; Ghawdex (Gozo) 67,1 sq.km; Kemmuna (Comino) 2,8 sq.km; Cominotto, Selmunett, Filfla
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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