Introduction ::MaltaBackground:Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964. A decade later Malta became a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.Geography ::MaltaLocation:Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy)Geographic coordinates:35 50 N, 14 35 EArea:total: 316 sq kmcountry comparison to the world: 208land: 316 sq kmwater: 0 sq kmArea - comparative:slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DCLand boundaries:0 kmCoastline:196.8 km (excludes 56 km for the island of Gozo)Maritime claims:territorial sea: 12 nmcontiguous zone: 24 nmcontinental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitationexclusive fishing zone: 25 nmClimate:Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summersTerrain:mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected plains; many coastal cliffsElevation extremes:lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 mhighest point: Ta'Dmejrek 253 m (near Dingli)Natural resources:limestone, salt, arable landLand use:arable land: 28.12%permanent crops: 4.06%other: 67.81% (2011)Irrigated land:32 sq km (2007)Total renewable water resources:0.05 cu km (2011)Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):total: 0.05 cu km/yr (64%/1%/35%)per capita: 134.1 cu m/yr (2009)Natural hazards:NAEnvironment - current issues:limited natural freshwater resources; increasing reliance on desalinationEnvironment - international agreements:party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlandssigned, but not ratified: none of the selected agreementsGeography - note:the country comprises an archipelago, with only the three largest islands (Malta, Ghawdex or Gozo, and Kemmuna or Comino) being inhabited; numerous bays provide good harbors; Malta and Tunisia are discussing the commercial exploitation of the continental shelf between their countries, particularly for oil explorationPeople and Society ::MaltaNationality:noun: Maltese (singular and plural)adjective: MalteseEthnic groups:Maltese (descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians with strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock)Languages:Maltese (official) 90.2%, English (official) 6%, multilingual 3%, other 0.8% (2005 census)Religions:Roman Catholic (official) 98%Population:411,277 (July 2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 175Age structure:0-14 years: 15.3% (male 32,126/female 30,603)15-24 years: 12.9% (male 27,284/female 25,771)25-54 years: 40.5% (male 85,066/female 81,672)55-64 years: 14.1% (male 28,853/female 29,104)65 years and over: 17.2% (male 31,397/female 39,401) (2013 est.)Dependency ratios:total dependency ratio: 44.9 %youth dependency ratio: 21.3 %elderly dependency ratio: 23.6 %potential support ratio: 4.2 (2013)Median age:total: 40.5 yearsmale: 39.3 yearsfemale: 41.8 years (2013 est.)Population growth rate:0.34% (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 162Birth rate:10.27 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 190Death rate:8.84 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 72Net migration rate:1.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 43Urbanization:urban population: 95% of total population (2010)rate of urbanization: 0.5% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)Major urban areas - population:VALLETTA (capital) 199,000 (2009)Sex ratio:at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female55-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/femaletotal population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2013 est.)Mother's mean age at first birth:26.5 (2008 est.)Maternal mortality rate:8 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)country comparison to the world: 162Infant mortality rate:total: 3.62 deaths/1,000 live birthscountry comparison to the world: 208male: 4.04 deaths/1,000 live birthsfemale: 3.18 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)Life expectancy at birth:total population: 79.98 yearscountry comparison to the world: 34male: 77.69 yearsfemale: 82.41 years (2013 est.)Total fertility rate:1.53 children born/woman (2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 186Contraceptive prevalence rate:85.8%note: percent of women aged 20-45 (1993)Health expenditures:8.7% of GDP (2010)country comparison to the world: 50Physicians density:3.07 physicians/1,000 population (2009)Hospital bed density:4.5 beds/1,000 population (2010)Drinking water source:improved:urban: 100% of populationrural: 100% of populationtotal: 100% of population (2010 est.)Sanitation facility access:improved:urban: 100% of populationrural: 100% of populationtotal: 100% of population (2010 est.)HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:0.1% (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 148HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:fewer than 500 (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 153HIV/AIDS - deaths:fewer than 100 (2009 est.)country comparison to the world: 132Obesity - adult prevalence rate:28.8% (2008)country comparison to the world: 32Education expenditures:5.4% of GDP (2009)country comparison to the world: 59Literacy:definition: age 15 and over can read and writetotal population: 92.4%male: 91.2%female: 93.5% (2005 est.)School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):total: 15 yearsmale: 15 yearsfemale: 15 years (2010)Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:total: 13.9%country comparison to the world: 93male: 13.8%female: 14% (2011)Government ::MaltaCountry name:conventional long form: Republic of Maltaconventional short form: Maltalocal long form: Repubblika ta' Maltalocal short form: MaltaGovernment type:republicCapital:name: Vallettageographic coordinates: 35 53 N, 14 30 Etime difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in OctoberAdministrative divisions:68 localities (Il-lokalita); Attard, Balzan, Birgu, Birkirkara, Birzebbuga, Bormla, Dingli, Fgura, Floriana, Fontana, Ghajnsielem, Gharb, Gharghur, Ghasri Ghaxaq, Gudja, Gzira, Hamrun, Iklin, Imdina, Imgarr, Imqabba, Imsida, Imtarfa, Isla, Kalkara, Kercem, Kirkop, Lija, Luqa, Marsa, Marsaskala, Marsaxlokk, Mellieha, Mosta, Munxar, Nadur, Naxxar, Paola, Pembroke, Pieta, Qala, Qormi, Qrendi, Rabat, Rabat (Ghawdex), Safi, San Giljan/Saint Julian, San Gwann/Saint John, San Lawrenz/Saint Lawrence, Sannat, San Pawl il-Bahar/Saint Paul's Bay, Santa Lucija/Saint Lucia, Santa Venera/Saint Venera, Siggiewi, Sliema, Swieqi, Tarxien, Ta' Xbiex, Valletta, Xaghra, Xewkija, Xghajra, Zabbar, Zebbug, Zebbug (Ghawdex), Zejtun, ZurrieqIndependence:21 September 1964 (from the UK)National holiday:Independence Day, 21 September (1964); Republic Day, 13 December (1974)Constitution:1964; amended many timesLegal system:mixed legal system of English common law and civil law (based on the Roman and Napoleonic civil codes)International law organization participation:accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdictionSuffrage:18 years of age; universalExecutive branch:chief of state: President George ABELA (since 4 April 2009)head of government: Prime Minister Joseph MUSCAT (since 11 March 2013)cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister(For more information visit the World Leaders website )elections: president elected by a resolution of the House of Representatives for a five-year term; election last held on 12 January 2009 (next to be held by April 2014); following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition usually appointed prime minister by the president for a five-year term; the deputy prime minister appointed by the president on the advice of the prime ministerelection results: George ABELA elected president by the House of RepresentativesLegislative branch:unicameral House of Representatives (normally 65 seats; members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation by the Single Transferrable Vote (STV) to serve five-year terms; note - the parliament elected in 2013 is composed of 69 seats; when the political party winning an absolute majority of first-count votes (or a plurality of first-count votes in an election where only two parties are represented in parliament) does not win an absolute majority of seats, the constitution provides for the winning party to be awarded additional number of seats in parliament to guarantee it an absolute majority; in the event that more than two parties are represented in parliament, with none acquiring the absolute majority of votes, the party winning the majority of seats prevailselections: last held on 9 March 2013 (next to be held by March 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - PN 54.8%, PL 43.3%, other 1.9%; seats by party - PN 39, PL 30Judicial branch:highest court(s): Court of Appeal (consists of 7 judges); Constitutional Court (consists of 3 judges)judge selection and term of office: Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court judges appointed by the president, usually upon the advice of the prime minister; judges of both courts serve until age 65subordinate courts: Court of Criminal Appeal; Civil Court (divided into the General Jurisdiction Section, Family Section, and Voluntary Section); Criminal Court; Court of Magistrates; Gozo Courts (for the islands of Gozo and CominoPolitical parties and leaders:Alternativa Demokratika/Alliance for Social Justice or AD (Green Party) [Michael BRIGUGLIO]Labor Party or PL [Joseph MUSCAT]Nationalist Party or PN [Lawrence GONZI]Political pressure groups and leaders:Alliance of Liberal Democrats Malta (Alleanza Liberali-Demokratika Malta) of ALDM (for divorce, abortion, gay marriage, women's rights)Together for a Better Environment (Flimkien Ghal-Ambjent Ahjar) or FAA (pro-environment)other: environmentalistsInternational organization participation:Australia Group, C, CD, CE, EAPC, EBRD, ECB, EIB, EMU, EU, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (NGOs), ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NSG, OAS (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PCA, PFP, Schengen Convention, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, Union Latina (observer), UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTODiplomatic representation in the US:chief of mission: Ambassador Joseph COLEchancery: 2017 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008telephone:  (202) 462-3611 through 3612FAX:  (202) 387-5470consulate(s): New YorkDiplomatic representation from the US:chief of mission: Ambassador Gina ABERCROMBIE-WINSTANLEYembassy: Ta' Qali National Park, Attard, ATD 4000mailing address: 5800 Valetta Place, Dulles, VA 20189telephone:  2561 4000FAX:  2124 3229Flag description:two equal vertical bands of white (hoist side) and red; in the upper hoist-side corner is a representation of the George Cross, edged in red; according to legend, the colors are taken from the red and white checkered banner of Count Roger of Sicily who removed a bi-colored corner and granted it to Malta in 1091; an uncontested explanation is that the colors are those of the Knights of Saint John who ruled Malta from 1530 to 1798; in 1942, King George VI of the United Kingdom awarded the George Cross to the islanders for their exceptional bravery and gallantry in World War II; since independence in 1964, the George Cross bordered in red has appeared directly on the white fieldNational symbol(s):Maltese crossNational anthem:name: ""L-Innu Malti"" (The Maltese Anthem)lyrics/music: Dun Karm PSAILA/Robert SAMMUTnote: adopted 1945; the anthem is written in the form of a prayerEconomy ::MaltaEconomy - overview:Malta - the smallest economy in the euro zone - produces only about 20% of its food needs, has limited fresh water supplies, and has few domestic energy sources. Malta's geographic position between Europe and North Africa makes it a target for irregular migration, which has strained Malta's political and economic resources. Malta''s fertility rate is below the EU average, and population growth in recent years has largely been from immigration, putting increasing pressure on the pension system. Malta adopted the euro on 1 January 2008. Malta''s economy is dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing, and tourism, and was hurt by the global economic downturn. Malta has low unemployment relative to other European countries, and growth has recovered since the 2009 recession. Malta''s financial services industry has grown in recent years and it has avoided contagion from the European financial crisis, largely because its debt is mostly held domestically and its banks have low exposure to the sovereign debt of peripheral European countries. Malta reduced its deficit below 3 percent of GDP, leading the EU to dismiss its official excessive deficit procedure against Malta in 2012.GDP (purchasing power parity):$11.45 billion (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 150$11.35 billion (2011 est.)$11.16 billion (2010 est.)note: data are in 2012 US dollarsGDP (official exchange rate):$8.689 billion (2012 est.)GDP - real growth rate:0.8% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 1671.7% (2011 est.)2.9% (2010 est.)GDP - per capita (PPP):$27,500 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 58$27,300 (2011 est.)$26,900 (2010 est.)note: data are in 2012 US dollarsGross national saving:12.7% of GDP (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 11512.8% of GDP (2011 est.)12% of GDP (2010 est.)GDP - composition, by end use:household consumption: 60.4%government consumption: 21.5%investment in fixed capital: 14.6%investment in inventories: -2.2%exports of goods and services: 101.9%imports of goods and services: -96.1%(2012 est.)GDP - composition, by sector of origin:agriculture: 1.9%industry: 17.2%services: 80.9% (2010 est.)Agriculture - products:potatoes, cauliflower, grapes, wheat, barley, tomatoes, citrus, cut flowers, green peppers; pork, milk, poultry, eggsIndustries:tourism, electronics, ship building and repair, construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, footwear, clothing, tobacco, aviation services, financial services, information technology servicesIndustrial production growth rate:NA%Labor force:184,500 (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 174Labor force - by occupation:agriculture: 1.5%industry: 24.7%services: 73.9% (2011)Unemployment rate:6.4% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 676.4% (2011 est.)Population below poverty line:15.4% (2011)Household income or consumption by percentage share:lowest 10%: NA%highest 10%: NA%Distribution of family income - Gini index:27.4 (2011)country comparison to the world: 12426 (2007)Budget:revenues: $3.52 billionexpenditures: $3.81 billion (2012 est.)Taxes and other revenues:40.5% of GDP (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 41Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):-3.3% of GDP (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 127Public debt:72.1% of GDP (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 3670.3% of GDP (2011 est.)note: Malta reports public debt at nominal value outstanding at the end of the year, according to guidelines set out in the Maastricht Treaty for general government gross debt; the data include the following categories of government liabilities (as defined in ESA95): currency and deposits (AF.2), securities other than shares excluding financial derivatives (AF.3, excluding AF.34), and loans (AF.4); general government comprises the central government, state government, local government and social security fundsFiscal year:calendar yearInflation rate (consumer prices):2.4% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 622.7% (2011 est.)Central bank discount rate:1.75% (31 December 2011)country comparison to the world: 1271.75% (31 December 2010)note: this is the European Central Bank's rate on the marginal lending facility, which offers overnight credit to banks in the euro areaCommercial bank prime lending rate:4.7% (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 1614.76% (31 December 2011 est.)Stock of narrow money:$5.271 billion (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 98$5.095 billion (31 December 2011 est.)note: see entry for the European Union for money supply in the euro area; the European Central Bank (ECB) controls monetary policy for the 17 members of the EMU; individual members of the EMU do not control the quantity of money circulating within their own bordersStock of broad money:$12.66 billion (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 96$12.53 billion (31 December 2011 est.)Stock of domestic credit:$13.22 billion (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 92$12.94 billion (31 December 2011 est.)Market value of publicly traded shares:$3.424 billion (31 December 2011)country comparison to the world: 96$2.399 billion (31 December 2010)$1.982 billion (31 December 2009)Current account balance:-$221.2 million (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 79-$268.8 million (2011 est.)Exports:$4.044 billion (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 122$4.139 billion (2011 est.)Exports - commodities:machinery and mechanical appliances; mineral fuels, oils and products; pharmaceutical products; printed books and newspapers; aircraft/spacecraft and parts; toys, games, and sports equipmentExports - partners:Germany 14.6%, France 9.9%, Italy 6.8%, Libya 5.5%, UK 5% (2012)Imports:$5.368 billion (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 126$5.576 billion (2011 est.)Imports - commodities:mineral fuels, oils and products; electrical machinery; aircraft/spacecraft and parts thereof; machinery and mechanical appliances; plastic and other semi-manufactured goods; vehicles and parts thereofImports - partners:Italy 39.6%, France 6.9%, UK 6.9%, Germany 5.3% (2012)Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:$704.9 million (31 December 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 145$515.5 million (31 December 2011 est.)Debt - external:$45.77 billion (31 December 2012)country comparison to the world: 64$43.16 billion (31 December 2011)Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:$17.25 billion (31 December 2010)country comparison to the world: 73$9.019 billion (31 December 2009)Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:$1.213 billion (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 75Exchange rates:euros (EUR) per US dollar -0.7778 (2012 est.)0.7185 (2011 est.)0.755 (2010 est.)0.7198 (2009 est.)0.6827 (2008 est.)Energy ::MaltaElectricity - production:2.168 billion kWh (2011)country comparison to the world: 133Electricity - consumption:1.991 billion kWh (2010)country comparison to the world: 140Electricity - exports:0 kWh (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 104Electricity - imports:0 kWh (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 214Electricity - installed generating capacity:573,000 kW (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 131Electricity - from fossil fuels:99.7% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 51Electricity - from nuclear fuels:0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 141Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 183Electricity - from other renewable sources:0.3% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 82Crude oil - production:0 bbl/day (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 167Crude oil - exports:0 bbl/day (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 154Crude oil - imports:0 bbl/day (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 98Crude oil - proved reserves:0 bbl (1 January 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 166Refined petroleum products - production:0 bbl/day (2008 est.)country comparison to the world: 208Refined petroleum products - consumption:19,520 bbl/day (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 129Refined petroleum products - exports:NA (2010 est.)Refined petroleum products - imports:47,050 bbl/day (2008 est.)country comparison to the world: 69Natural gas - production:0 cu m (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 168Natural gas - consumption:0 cu m (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 174Natural gas - exports:0 cu m (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 148Natural gas - imports:0 cu m (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 99Natural gas - proved reserves:0 cu m (1 January 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 171Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:3.114 million Mt (2010 est.)country comparison to the world: 139Communications ::MaltaTelephones - main lines in use:232,300 (2011)country comparison to the world: 126Telephones - mobile cellular:521,700 (2011)country comparison to the world: 166Telephone system:general assessment: automatic system featuring submarine cable and microwave radio relay between islandsdomestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership exceeds 180 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 356; submarine cable connects to Italy; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2011)Broadcast media:2 publicly owned TV stations, Television Malta (TVM) broadcasting nationally plus an educational channel; several privately owned national television stations, two of which are owned by political parties; Italian and British broadcast programs are available; multi-channel cable and satellite TV services are available; publicly owned radio broadcaster operates 1 station; roughly 20 commercial radio stations (2011)Internet country code:.mtInternet hosts:14,754 (2012)country comparison to the world: 125Internet users:240,600 (2009)country comparison to the world: 137Transportation ::MaltaAirports:1 (2013)country comparison to the world: 226Airports - with paved runways:total: 1over 3,047 m: 1 (2013)Heliports:2 (2013)Roadways:total: 3,096 kmcountry comparison to the world: 164paved: 2,710 kmunpaved: 386 km (2005)Merchant marine:total: 1,650country comparison to the world: 4by type: bulk carrier 544, cargo 351, carrier 1, chemical tanker 324, container 117, liquefied gas 36, passenger 50, passenger/cargo 18, petroleum tanker 160, refrigerated cargo 7, roll on/roll off 22, specialized tanker 2, vehicle carrier 18foreign-owned: 1,437 (Angola 7, Azerbaijan 1, Belgium 7, Bermuda 15, Bulgaria 8, Canada 5, China 6, Croatia 6, Cyprus 32, Denmark 34, Egypt 1, Estonia 16, Finland 3, France 8, Germany 135, Greece 469, Hong Kong 4, India 3, Iran 48, Ireland 4, Israel 3, Italy 45, Japan 5, Kuwait 3, Latvia 8, Lebanon 6, Libya 5, Luxembourg 3, Malaysia 1, Monaco 3, Netherlands 3, Norway 96, Oman 5, Poland 21, Portugal 3, Romania 7, Russia 45, Saudi Arabia 2, Singapore 4, Slovenia 4, South Korea 2, Spain 8, Sweden 1, Switzerland 20, Syria 4, Turkey 233, UAE 1, UK 21, Ukraine 29, US 34)registered in other countries: 2 (Panama 2) (2010)Ports and terminals:major seaports: Marsaxlokk (Malta Freeport), Vallettacontainer ports (TEUs): Marsaxlokk (2,360,000)Military ::MaltaMilitary branches:Armed Forces of Malta (AFM; includes land, maritime, and air elements) (2013)Military service age and obligation:17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2013)Manpower available for military service:males age 16-49: 95,499females age 16-49: 90,919 (2010 est.)Manpower fit for military service:males age 16-49: 79,645females age 16-49: 75,684 (2010 est.)Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:male: 2,554female: 2,385 (2010 est.)Military expenditures:0% of GDP (2012)country comparison to the world: 173Transnational Issues ::MaltaDisputes - international:noneRefugees and internally displaced persons:refugees (country of origin): 5,041 Somalia (2012)Illicit drugs:minor transshipment point for hashish from North Africa to Western Europe"
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