Malta: Geography & Maps
Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese Islands lie 93 km (58 mi) south of Sicily and 262 km (163 mi) north of North Africa. In total, the area of the islands is 316 sq km (122 sq mi).
Malta, the largest of the islands, is hilly on the western side with steep cliffs dropping sheer into the sea. The land slopes toward the east and flattens near the shoreline, giving form to several bays and to the main harbours of Valletta and Sliema. The island of Malta is home to the country’s highest point, Ta’Zuta at 253 m (830 ft). It is also the island with the greatest population.
Less than one-third the size of Malta, Gozo is quieter, more rustic and is characterised by its green countryside, rugged coast and attractive bays.
Comino, the smallest of the main islands, lies between northern Malta and southern Gozo. It is ideal for water sports, especially snorkelling and diving.
With a population of 446,547 Malta is one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries. Along with the three main islands are three other uninhabited islands, Cominotto, Filfla and St. Paul’s Island.
Malta Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Malta.
Learn about the history and culture of Malta, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Malta's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Malta for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Malta tours today!
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