Malta is a small archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean. It’s the 9th smallest country by area in the world. A relatively young country (independence in 1964), Malta has been through significant modernisation of its industry, which is mainly service-oriented (tourism, financial services, online gaming, ship registration, etc…). The national language is Maltese – descending from ancient Arabic and along the years spiced with Italian and English vocabulary. Malta prides itself of 300 days of sunshine, impressive cultural heritage, an English-speaking people and very low unemployment. It is part of the European Union and the currency is the Euro.
Many people who I meet away from the shores of the beautiful islands of Malta ask me what it’s like to be in Malta. I have now lived in Belgium (land of Orval and other amazing beers) for some time, and it is also difficult to be objective when describing my own country. So I leave it to:
Videos on YouTube
Gozo, the small peaceful island
Historical videos from British Pathé
A lovely run through the islands – thanks Belair!
A detailed video documentary by Alex Pfeiffer
David Colturi jumping off the Gozo Azure window in Hugo Boss ad
Visitmalta.com (the official tourism website)