Surface:The total land area of Malta is around 316 sq km.
Population: The population of Malta is more than 400,000 people, the majority being Maltese.
System of government: Malta is a democratic republic with a parliamentary form of government.
Capital: Valleta, with a population of nearly 6,500 people, is the capital of Malta.
Religion: Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion here.
Official Language: The official languages are Maltese and English.
Government: Malta is a democratic republic with a parliamentary form of government.
Climate: The island has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.
Units of measure and electricity: The country uses the metric system of measurement with the official electricity unit being 240V, 50Hz.
Time Zone: Malta follows Central European Time which is GMT + 1
Currency: Maltese Lira (1 LM = 2.32 €). The country is due to adopt the Euro by January 2008.
Travel documents required: Except for tourists from the EU and America, a visa is normally required to visit Malta.
Driving in Gozo is not as safe as one would expect. The roads are ok some are rogged turains so the buses find it very hard to give passengers a comfortable ride. The roads are much too small and the people who drive on them needs to be trained or go on a proper driving course the residents I mean. I'm from London and I drive a lot of very expensive cars so of course I would wanna drive whilst on Holiday. Some of the people are very rude only the hotel staff are polite. There's a supermarket close to the ferry in Gozo and I'm sure I will never shop there again if I come back to Gozo. The atmosphere is ok the weather is hot some u jus have to enjoy as much as u can.
When visiting Valletta make sure to first see the audiovisual show and docudrama Valletta Living History. That way you will receive the best introduction to the city. It is based right in the centre of Valletta making it a good starting point. There are also many good options for eating in Valletta, good coffee shops for lunch and great restaurants of all sorts for dinner. Valletta is the hearth beat of Malta. Everything happens there during the date, and it becomes mystical at night.