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MALTA AND GOZO – AT A GLANCE THE ISLANDS:
The three main islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino are inhabited, while the three smaller islands, Cominotto, Filfla and St. Paul’s Island, are uninhabited.
LOCATION: Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, the Maltese islands are about 93 Kilometres south of Sicily.
Malta is the largest landmass of the Maltese Islands and covers 246 kilometres squared with 136 kilometres of coastline. Gozo is approximately 67 kilometres squared and has 50 kilometres of coastline. Comino covers only 2.7 kilometres squared.
The population of the Islands is more than 410,000. LANGUAGE:
The official languages are Maltese and English. Many residents are multilingual.
The official currency is the euro. Many hotels, larger shops and restaurants also accept foreign currency.
Entry visas are not required by anyone holding a passport from the European Union. Please check with the Malta High Commission for entry requirements of any other nationalities. Telephone: 020 7292 4800.
TIME: GMT +1
Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, and humid winters. Jan
Feb Days of sunshine Malta Temperature (C) Malta Hours of Sunshine Rainfall (mm) Malta 18 14 6 90 22 15 7 60 Mar 25 16 8 39 Apr 28 20 9 27 May 28 24 10 10 Jun 30 29 11 1 Jul 30 31 12 0 Aug 29 33 11 6 Sep 27 29 9 43 Oct 24 25 8 78 Nov 21 16 7 91 Dec 17 12 6 110
INTERNATIONAL DIALLING CODE: +356
Driving is on the left. The speed limit is 64 km/h on country roads and 40 km/h in built-up areas. International and national driving licences are required for car hire.
TRAVEL INFORMATION: With direct flights from Air Malta, the national carrier, as well as a number of low cost airlines departing from 15 international and regional airports on a weekly basis, it has never been easier to fly to Malta and enjoy island life. Less than three hours from Britain with Malta’s International Airport just 20 minutes from the capital Valletta, Malta is an ideal destination for both short weekend breaks as well as extended holidays. Key UK airports that operate to Malta include London airports Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Exeter, Norwich, Bristol and Leeds-Bradford. There are also flights from Dublin. For further information on all airlines that fly into Malta from international gateways please visit www.new.visitmalta.com/en/airlines
4 AND 5-STAR HOTELS ON MALTA AND GOZO: Malta offers visitors an exciting selection of 4 and 5-star international, independent and boutique hotels, situated across the Islands in various destinations and locations from seafront and city centre hotels to properties in the middle of the countryside. International brands such as Hilton, Westin, Corinthia, InterContinental, Radisson, Relais et Chateaux, Kempinski and Le Meridien have chosen to open beautiful properties on Malta and Gozo alongside a number of independently owned hotels.
The Malta Tourism Authority would like to thank the following photographers for contributing images to this supplement: Paolo Andrade, Kurt Arrigo, Paolo Meitre Liberatini, Clive Vella and Jean Louis Vertz
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