Ekologika Malta

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Here is some information about my country:


Mediterranean with soft, rainy winter and in the hot, dry summer



The highest point – Тa’Dmejrek 253 m.

The lowest point – Mediterranean sea of 0 m

Natural riches: limestone, salt, the fertile earths.

Earth use:

Arable land – 38 %

On the constant crop’s eve – 3 %

Under constant pastures – 0 %

Reserves and woods – 0 %

The rest – 59 %

Acts of nature (risk): no


The population: 391.670

Age categories:

0-14 years – 20 % (men 41.046; women 38.273)

15-64 years – 67 % (men 132.692; women 131.532)

65 years also are more senior – 13 % (men 20.091; women 28.036)

Average life expectancy: 78 years

Men – 75,5 years

Women – 81 year

Nationality: the Maltese, the Maltese

Ethnic groups: Malteses (descendants of Carthaginians and Phoenicians, with strong elements Italian and other Mediterranean groups)

Religions: Catholic 98 %, others (basically Anglican church) 25 %

Languages: Maltese (official), English (official)

Literacy level: 88 %



The official name: Full – Repubblika ta’Malta

Standard short – Malta

The international code: MT

Political system: parliamentary democracy, republic

Capital: Valletta

Administrative divisions: no, management is conducted directly from Valletta

Independence: on September, 21st, 1964 (from Great Britain)

National holiday: Independence Day, on September, 21st (1964)

The constitution: 1964, it is thoroughly edited on December, 13th, 1974

The suffrage: from 18-year-old age, the general suffrage

Executive power:

The head of the state – the President, is selected for a period of 5 years

The head of the government – the Prime minister

The office – the Office is appointed the president according to the advice of the prime minister

Legislature: the House of Representatives (usually 65 deputies selected for 5 years)

The legal power: the Constitutional Court, judges are appointed the president according to the advice of the prime minister. The appeal court which judges are appointed also the president according to the advice of the prime minister.

Political parties: 3

The national flag description: two identical vertical strips white (from fastening) and red colors, in the top part from fastening – the image of the Georgievsky Cross with the red terminations.



Economy – the general review: the basic resources – the limestone, a favorable geographical site and the hardworking population. Malta makes only 20 % of necessary foodstuff, is limited in use of fresh potable water, has no internal power resources. The economy is in dependence from foreign trade, manufacture (basically electronics and textile products) and tourism. Being in the property of the state the dry dock of Malta gives 3.800 workplaces. In 1999 more than 1 million tourists islands have visited. Nevertheless, not the high income per capita ($13.800) puts Malta in a rank of the least rich EU countries. The country was set up on two political camps round a question on the introduction of Malta in the European Commonwealth, and the notable budgeted deficit plays this question a key role.

The population below the breadline: there are no given %

The basic industries: tourism, electronic devices, shipbuilding and ship repair, building, food and drinks, textile products, footwear, clothes, tobacco.

Agroindustrial products: a potato, a cauliflower, grapes, wheat, barley, a tomato, a citrus, green pepper, pork, milk, a bird, eggs.

Currency: 1 Maltese lyre (Мaltese lire LM) = to 100 cents (cents)



Quantity phone lines – 171.000

Quantity of cellular numbers – 15.650

Broadcasting: quantity АМ of stations – 1, FM – 18, short-wave – 6, radio receiving stations – 255.000

Telecasting: 6 channels

The Internet Providers (ISPs): 4




The railway: the general extent – 0 km.

The general extent – 1.742 km

With a covering – 1.677 km

Without a covering – 65 km

Oil and gas pipeline: no

Airdromes: in total – 1



Kinds of armed forces: Armed forces (including land armies, an air squadron, a sea squadron and customs armies), police of Malta



Problem questions: Malta and Tunis discuss concerning commercial use (geological research) a continental shelf which is located between two countries.

Drugs: insignificant transit of hashish from the North Africa to the Western Europe


Great Britain in 1814 has formally acquired the right to possession of Malta. The island correctly supported Incorporated Kingdom during two world soldier and remained in British Commonwealth of the Nations after independence reception in 1964. Ten years later Malta becomes republic. Last 15 years the island is known as large shopping center on crossing of sea trading ways, the financial center and dream of the tourist. Malta is the official candidate for members of EU.