About MaltaMalta Guidebook

The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.

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Practical Information



Official Language

Maltese, English


316km squared


445,426 est. 2014

Daily mean temperature in November

18 deg celcius

Time Zone



Left-hand side

Direct Dialling Code




Mater Dei Hospital, Tal-Qroqq, Msida

00356 2545 0000

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Other Useful Information

Pharmacies are regularly open Monday to Friday 0900-1900 hours (with some closing for lunch break 1300-1600 hours), Saturday 0900-1300 hours

For further information about Malta, visit the ‘About Malta section on the Visit Malta website, www.visitmalta.com or Malta's Wikipedia page.

Current weather conditions and a five-day forecast are available through the Malta International Airport website, www.maltairport.com/weather

The use of public transport or cycling in travelling to the conference is strongly encouraged.

For information about Malta Public Transport, please visit: www.publictransport.com.mt

For information about Ferry connections between Valletta, Sliema and Bormla/Cospicua, please visit: www.vallettaferryservcies.com

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