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Expats in MaltaMalta: An Overview

Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean sea, with three inhabited islands – Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Maltese and English are the official languages, with Maltese notably being the only official Semitic language within the European Union.

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Malta has a rich seafaring history, having first been given its name, 'Malat' (meaning "safe haven"), by the Phoenicians who colonised the island in the 7th century BC. It was subesquently controlled by Carthaginians (400 BC), Romans (218 BC), Vandals (440), Byzantines (533), Fatimids (870), Normans (1091), Swabians (1194), Angevins (1266), Aragonese (1283), the Spanish Empire (1479), the Knights of St. John (1516), the French First Republic (1798), and the British Empire (1800), before gaining independence in 1964.

Malta joined the EU on 1 May 2004, before joining the eurozone on 1 January 2008.


Country Name: Malta
Coordinates: 35°94'N 14°38'E
Capital: Valletta
Capital Coordinates: 35°53'N 14°30'E
Other Main Cities: Birkirkara, Mdina, Rabat
Population: 452515
Area: 316
Official Language(s): Maltese, English
Ethnic Group(s): 95.3% Maltese, 1.6% British, 3.1% others
Demonym: Maltese
Currency: Euro, EUR, €
GDP: $11.260 billion
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1), Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
International Dialling Code: 356
Internet TLD: .mt
Electricity Voltage: 240 Volts AC (50Hz)



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Moving to Malta

If you are considering moving to Malta or are soon to depart, you can find helpful information and advice in the Expat Briefing dedicated Malta section including; details of immigration and visas, Maltese forums, Maltese event listings and service providers in Malta.

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Living in Malta

From your safety to shoppingliving in Malta can yield great benefits as well as occasional drawbacks.  Find your feet and stay abreast of the latest developments affecting expats in Malta with relevant news and up-to-date information.

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Working in Malta

Working in Malta can be rewarding as well as stressful, if you don't plan ahead and fulfill any legal requirements. Find out about visas and passports, owning and operating a company in Malta, and general Maltese culture of the labour market.

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