From Dominion of British Columbia
Realm of Malta
Isfera ta' Malta
Coat of Arms
Motto Virtute et constantia(Latin)
"Strength and persistence"
Anthem "L-Innu Malti"(Maltese)
"The Maltese Hymn"
Royal anthem "Alla Jsalva r-Re"(Maltese)
"God Save the King"
Capital Valletta
Largest city St Paul's Bay
Official languages English, Maltese
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Monarch Charles III
Governor General George Vella
Prime Minister Robert Abela
Legislature Parliament
Upper House Senate
Lower House Legislative Assembly
Independence from the United Kingdom
Realm of Malta Act 21 September 1964
Area 122 sq mi (194th)
Population 519,562 (2021 census)
Currency Maltese Pound (₤) (MTP)
Aircraft reg. prefix 9H-
Driving side left
Calling code +356
Internet TLD .mt

Malta, officially the Realm of Malta (Maltese: Isfera ta' Malta), is a sovereign island country in the Mediterranean Sea between Europe and Africa.

Malta is one of the eighteen British Commonwealth Realms and thus a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also a member of the United Nations.


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