Where is Malta located on the map?

Heard about Malta somewhere and looking for its location on the world map? You’ve come to the right place!

Where is Malta located?

The island of Malta is a small independent nation state in the centre of the Mediterranean in Europe and is the EU’s smallest member state.

Looking at the map of Europe, Malta lies just 93 km (58 miles) South of Sicily (Italy) in Southern Europe and roughly 300 km (186 miles) North from the North African coast.


Malta is an island nation that consists of three islands: main island Malta, Gozo and Comino. The country’s official languages are Maltese and English. Malta’s capital city is Valletta, which is centrally located on the island’s North coast and has the island’s largest harbour.

The main island of Malta is the largest and most developed island. Its sister island of Gozo is idyllic and peaceful and mostly rural, offering breathtaking views and great opportunities for outdoor activities, such has hiking, biking and rock climbing. Comino is the smallest island of the three and is inhabited by only a few people. The island hosts a hotel renowned for its hospitality and facilities to spend relaxing holidays in Malta and is the location for one of Malta’s most beautiful bays: the Blue Lagoon.

How big is Malta?

The size of Malta’s population is roughly 400,000 whilst its geographical size is limited to around 316 square kilometres and as a result, Malta ranks highly on the list of most densely populated countries in the world. The leading religion in Malta is Roman Catholicism, followed by the vast majority of the population.

Map of Malta

Of the three islands, Malta is by far the largest in geographical size, at around 246 square km (95 sq miles), with Gozo coming in second at only 67 sq km (26 sq miles), while Comino is the smallest of the inhabited Maltese islands at just 2.7 square km (1 sq mile).

84% Of the country’s population reside in Malta, where most urbanisation took place towards the North-Eastern side of the island, with Valletta and its Harbour areas at the centre of the most densely populated parts.

With its large harbours, it’s no surprise that the island Malta has the highest population density compared to that of Gozo, while Comino is currently inhabited by only four people.

Among all EU member states, Malta has the highest percentage of built-up land, at 33%. (Source: Eurostat)

The Maltese

The Maltese are a proud people, with a unique culture which has been shaped by foreign cultures during several ages of occupancy. Many falsely believe Maltese culture as merely being  a melting pot of cultures introduced by foreign empires, however, foreign influences moulded a collection of pre-existing, age-old traditions, customs and values passed on through successive generations of Maltese and Gozitans. The country has two official languages, with a large number of the population speaking both Maltese and English.

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  1. solomon

    I will be glad if I physicaly see the three islands.


    My dream island, love to visit one day. Most beautiful place to visit.

  3. Sonya

    Planning a visit soon and I can’t wait!

  4. elisa rotella

    I would love to visit Malta one day!

  5. Frans Peter

    God bless Malta and help me to visit those three islands, my dream place to be!

  6. Samuel Peter

    Malta is a peaceful place that every man can ever dream of spending his holiday. I have been there and it’s like the garden of Eden!

  7. Prashhant borade

    Marked as a must visit…

  8. waqas

    Malta is a beautiful country! God bless Malta and help me to visit those three islands, my dream place to be!

  9. Brian SMITH

    My family and I went to Malta 34 years ago we enjoyed it so much we said we would go back thus we’re going again next Wednesday for a fortnight my wife and I are really looking forward to going back to Malta this time without the children.

  10. Kim

    We came to Malta 4 years ago for a holiday had 3 more holidays since and in Jan this year decided to relocate here – we moved from the UK one month ago and absolutely love it!

    • Susan Scott

      Hi i am coming to Malta on the 26th May on my own will I feel safe.

      Susan Scoot

      • Edward

        Hi Susan, there are very few places I’d consider “not safe” in Malta and even there you wouldn’t need to watch your back constantly. So yes, you should be fine.

    • Anna

      Hi Kim- that’s amazing! After the Brexit you are probably even more pleased that you moved! Visiting for the first time at end of July- can’t wait! Seems like a fab place- Anna

  11. Sally

    Holidaying in Malta this August. Can’t wait. It’s been on my list of places to visit for a long time.

    • Edward

      Good choice – enjoy your holiday! 😉

  12. anne churchill

    Just off to Gozo in about an hour!! Hoping for a relaxing stay and a bit of sun! 🙂

  13. Linda

    Should have been flying to Malta today for two weeks but had to cancel as Drs told husband he can’t fly because his oxygen level too low! Gutted. Absolutely love the islands Couldn’t really go and leave him in his own!!

    • Edward

      Sorry to hear that Linda, I hope you get another opportunity soon! 🙁

  14. Patrice

    I would love to visit Malta! I have relatives on my Grandmothers side from Malta!
    The last name is Buchagiar or Buhagiar. Some moved to Patras.
    It would be fun to learn more.

  15. Evughe

    Malta is my dream place to be

  16. Riyad

    God willing I would love to visit this small Mediterranean island country one day. It is a great place to go to warm up in the winter or early spring.

    • Edward

      Hi Riyad, although it is a great place, it’s not the warmest during the winter months I’m afraid. Early spring is a much safer bet. 😉 Thanks for the comment!

  17. Alli

    I’m coming in April. What is the weather usually like?

  18. Bernadette

    It’s my dream to visit Malta one day, is it safe for widow like me, looking cool place relax and walk on beautiful beaches this summer, July 2017?

    • Edward

      Hi Bernadette, July will be pretty busy on most of the beaches, but generally, yes, Malta is a safe country. Consider a visit in late May or early June to get the best of the weather and enjoy beaches that will be relatively peaceful still.


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