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Malta

Repubblika ta’ Malta (Republic of Malta)
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Factsheet

  • Capital: Valletta

  • Population estimate, 2015: 419,000

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 27,930

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.839/37=

  • Internet domain extension: .mt

Civil Aviation

The national carrier is Air Malta, which is 98% state-owned. In 2010 it carried 1.70 m. passengers and flew from Malta to nearly 40 destinations in other European countries. In 2012 there were 32,286 aircraft movements at Malta International Airport. A total of 3,658,972 passengers and 16,487 tonnes of cargo were handled.

Climate

The climate is Mediterranean, with hot, dry and sunny conditions in summer and very little rain from May to Aug. Rainfall is not excessive and falls mainly between Oct. and March. Average daily sunshine in winter is six hours and in summer over ten hours. Valletta, Jan. 12.8 °C (55 °F), July 25.6 °C (78 °F). Annual rainfall 578 mm (23″).

Constitution and Government

Malta is a parliamentary democracy. The constitution of 1964 provides for a President, a House of Representativesof...

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