About Malta

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The Republic of Malta is the smallest member state of the European Union, located 80 Km south of Italy, 284 Km east of Tunisia and 333 Km north of Libya. The country covers 316 km2, with a population of under half a million people that is steadily increasing with many international people settling here for the buoyant economy and many work opportunities, superb climate and exceptionally positive returns from property investments.

Evidence of the earliest inhabitants on the Maltese islands points to pre-history, with the oldest archaeological remains suggesting the first settlements as far back as 5200BC. Malta’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean has historically given it massive strategic importance and a succession of powers including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French and British forces have ruled the islands up till 1964, when Malta became an independent Republic.