European Union Country Project

Malta

Intorduction:

    Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964; a decade later it declared itself a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.



Flag:

two equal vertical bands of white (hoist side) and red; in the upper hoist-side corner is a representation of the George Cross, edged in red; according to legend, the colors are taken from the red and white checkered banner of Count Roger of Sicily who removed a bi-colored corner and granted it to Malta in 1091; an uncontested explanation is that the colors are those of the Knights of Saint John who ruled Malta from 1530 to 1798; in 1942, King George VI of the United Kingdom awarded the George Cross to the islanders for their exceptional bravery and gallantry in World War II; since independence in 1964, the George Cross bordered in red has appeared directly on the white field

Capital And Major Cities:

The capital of Malta is Valletta . It is a beautiful place that you should go to. The major cities are Mdina , Sliema , Birgu , and St.Julian

Government type :

The government type of Malta is republic.

Physical Features:

Malta has no mountains , no rivers and a series of low hills with terraced fields on on the slopes characterize the island

Currency Type:

Naked currency type is Malta Ira and changed to Wuro in 2008. Malta adopted Euro as its own currency.

Location:

Malta is its own country he is not located in to another country. The island of Malta is a small independent nation state in the centre of the Mediterranean, just below Sicily (Italy) in Southern Europe. Malta is an island nation that consists of three main islands: main island Malta, Gozo and Comino. The archipelago lies south of Sicily (Italy) and North of Tunisia, in the centre of the Mediterranean.