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Malta flag information

Description flag of Malta

two equal vertical bands of white (hoist side) and red; in the upper hoist-side corner is a representation of the George Cross, edged in red

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Official country name

Republic of Malta

Short name


Local names

Repubblika ta' Malta (long)
Malta (short)


Maltese (singular and plural) (noun) Malta (adjective)

Languages spoken

Maltese (official) 90.2%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.8% (2005 census)



Government type



403,532 ranked 174, (data 2008)


the country comprises an archipelago, with only the three largest islands (Malta, Ghawdex or Gozo, and Kemmuna or Comino) being inhabited; numerous bays provide good harbors; Malta and Tunisia are discussing the commercial exploitation of the continental shelf between their countries, particularly for oil exploration. The lowest point is Mediterranean Sea 0 m.


Coastline 197 km. does not include 56.01 km for the island of Gozo

Land borders


Administrative divisions

none (administered directly from Valletta); note - local councils carry out administrative orders


21 September 1964 (from UK)