|The Maltese archipelago is
strategically located in the center of the Mediterranean
Sea. The islands making up this archipelago are Malta,
Gozo and Comino.
The two official languages of the Maltese Islands are
Maltese and English. Maltese, is a Semitic language
which is however written using the Roman alphabet. Being
so close to Italy and with a lot of influence from Italian
television stations, Italian, too, is widely spoken.
Malta has no mountains or rivers, only low hills with
terraced fields on the slopes, giving it its own characteristic.
The climate on these islands is mild with no severe
winters, rendering Malta an important tourist resort
in the centre of the Mediterranean. The average winter
temperature IS in the region of 12C (54F). The average
annual rainfall is about 578 mm (22.756 ins), which
falls mainly during the winter months.
Malta’s strategic position has enabled it to
develop into an important trading post within the Mediterranean.
Malta is situated at the crossroads between Europe,
North Africa and the Middle East, a European country
well placed for international business. Thus enhancing
the Maltese with considerable cross culture skills to
do business on both sides of the
Mediterranean and beyond.
The Malta Freeport is also one of the Mediterranean's
leading ports for container transshipments. Malta international
airport, which is situated five kilometres from the
capital city Valletta also has convenient flight connections
to most major European cities.
The Maltese islands are steeped in history and definitely
worth a visit.
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