Malta, some 93 km south of the Italian island of Sicily across the Malta Channel; east of Tunisia and north of Libya in Africa. Only the three largest islands Malta Island (Malta), Gozo (Għawdex), and Comino (Kemmuna) are inhabited. The smaller islands, such as Filfla, Cominotto and the Islands of St. Paul are uninhabited. Numerous bays along the indented coastline of the islands provide good harbours. The landscape is characterised by low hills with terraced fields.
Capital La Valette.
Money The Maltese lira is the currency of Malta. The lira is abbreviated as Lm, although the traditional ₤ sign may still be seen locally. the exchange rate is 1 Lm = 2,30 euros, and 1 € = 0,43 Lm
Visa If you are an european union member, you do not need any visa if you want to stay less than 3 months. You just need to present a valid passport or I.D.
Health There's no special risk in Malta, except the Sun for those with sensitive skin. But water supply can be a problem in Malta.
Climate The climate is Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. There is no real thermal dormant season for plants, although plant growth can be checked briefly by abnormal cold in winter (patches of ground frost may occur in inland locales), and summer heat and aridity may cause vegetation to wilt. Effectively there are only two seasons, which makes the islands attractive for tourists especially during the drier months. However, strong winds can make Malta feel cold during the spring months.
Conditions for renting a boat If you want to rent a sailboat or a motorboat, you need a sailing licence or a boat licence.
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