Location: Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy)
Geographic coordinates: 35° 50' N, 14° 35' E
Coastline km: 250.8 km km
Climate: Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers
Terrain: mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected plains; many coastal cliffs
Elevation: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
highest point: Ta'Dmejrek 253 m (near Dingli)
Natural hazards: NA
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Population: 400,214 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Maltese (official), English (official)
Divisions: none (administered directly from Valletta); note - local councils carry out administrative orders
The three largest islands are Malta Island (Malta), Gozo (Għawdex), and Comino (Kemmuna).
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