Malta is a country where people live happily, the sun is shining 300 days a year and lifestyle is relaxed. Both the mild climate and people’s friendliness make Malta the ideal place to learn and grow.
During over 7000 years of history Malta was ruled by Phoenicians, Romans, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French and British, to name a few, and is a land of one of the oldest ruins in the world. The richness of rulers resulted in an extraordinary blend of influences each of them left, that can be seen in Maltese culture and traditions. Now Maltese people are one of the happiest nations in Europe, with its unique history,and diverse heritage, making their country a great place to live, study and work.
Malta in a nutshell
This island country consists of archipelago of the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino and is one for the smallest and most densely populated countries in the world, located in central Mediterranean Sea, 80 km south from Italian island Sicily. Malta is a member state of Commonwealth, since 2004 is a part of European Union, 4 years later joined the Eurozone and has both Maltese and English as its official languages. All that combined makes it easier for the foreigners to assimilate and the experience gained there valued internationally.
Malta has a Mediterranean climate, with warm to hot eight month long summers, and mild short winters. The average yearly temperature of around 23 C makes it the highest among European countries, and a perfect tourist destination all year round.
Malta’s capital is a unique city with 320 monuments within area of only 55 ha and one of the most concentrated historic areas of the world, often called an open air museum. Valletta is the county’s political, administrative, cultural and business center as well as a ‘must see’ tourist attraction.
Getting around in Malta using public transportation can be challenging. The only method of on land public transportation is a bus. The net of the bus routes has over a hundred routes, and the distances are not long, but during ruch hours the time of commuting can be significantly prolonged due to traffic.