The five Maltese islands—Malta, Gozo, Comino, Comminotto,
and Filflawith—have a combined land area smaller than Philadelphia.
Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea, about 60 mi (97
km) south of the southeast tip of Sicily.
capital city is Valletta, the currency is the Maltese Lira
and languages are Maltese
(descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians, with
strong elements of Italian and other Mediterranean stock),
Spanish, English, Arab
population of 400,420
occupy a total land area of 127
climate is Mediterranean with mild, rainy winters and hot,
dry summers. At 35°50´ N, 14°35´ E.
terrain is mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected plains; many
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