Malta Passport



Malta is one of the world’s smallest and most crowded countries in terms of population. It is comprised of five islands in the Central Mediterranean Sea. It lies south of the Italian island of Sicily, east of Tunisia, and north of Libya. Main important areas of Malta’s economy, as of 2012, were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (21.1 %), public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (19.4 %) and industry (13.0 %). Germany, Hong Kong and France stands as main export partners of Malta. Their import partners are Italy, the UK and France.

Capital : Valletta

Geographical size : 316 km2

Population : 417 546 (2012)

Population as % of total EU population : 0.1 % (2012)

GDP : € 6.88 billion (2012)

Official EU language(s) : Maltese, English

Political system : Parliamentary republic

EU member country since : 1 May 2004

Seats in the European Parliament : 6

Currency : Eurozone member since 1 January 2008

Schengen area memberYes, Schengen Area member since 1 May 2004.

Presidency of the CouncilMalta will hold the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time in 2017.


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