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Welcome to Travel Guide 2 Malta, the site about travel, tourism and vacations in Malta.
Malta is an archipelago of islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The three largest islands, and the only ones which are inhabited, are are Malta Island, Gozo, and Comino (Kemmuna). Other, uninhabited islands in the archipelago are Cominotto (Kemmunett), Delimara Island, Filfla, Fungus Rock (Il-Gebla tal-General), Ghallis Island, Islands of St. Paul, Manoel Island, Qawra Island and Xrob l-Ghagin Island.
The country is geographically part of southern Europe. The islands are located to the South of Sicily, Italy, to the North of Libya, and to the West of Tunisia. As of 2006, Malta has an estimated population of 402,000. The country is not only one of the most densely populated in the European Union, but in the entire world, with 3,000 inhabitants per square mile (1,265 per km2). The population includes a fairly large number of British expatriates, many of whom live in the vicinity of Sliema. The other side of the coin though is that Maltese have emigrated, and there are significant Maltese communities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, and throughout Europe.
The capital of Malta is Valletta, which, having two natural harbors (Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour), is the country's major port. The largest city in Malta is Birkirkara (also known as "B'Kara"), and there are are also many other smallish towns and cities in Malta.
Malta has relatively few natural resources, and the country's economy is heavily reliant on tourism. Labour-intensive, and increasingly capital-intensive exports, with an emphasis on value-added manufacturing, are also important. Apart from tourism, the main contributors to the Maltese economy include are clothing, construction electronics, food and beverages, footwear, ship building and repair, textiles and tobacco. Historically the government has played an important role in Malta's economy, but for some years now, the Maltese government has been to more market-orientated policies, including economic liberalization and privitization.
Malta has been a member of the European Union since 2004, and plans to adopt the euro currency in 2008.
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