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About Malta

Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta is an island country in the mediterranean sea just off the coast of Italy. The country. It is the smallest nation in the European Union and was part of the British Colony and the Queen of England is the head of state and queen.

The Economy of Malta is primarily on exports of agricultural products and the shipping industry due to strategic positioning of the island for ships coming out of Suez canal to reach other parts of Europe.

Malta depends more on Tourism and Financial Services for its revenues.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityValletta
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesMaltese, English
CurrencyEuropean euro, EUR
Phone Code +356
Important CitiesBirgu, Bormla, Mdina, Qormi, Rabat, Senglea, Si??iewi, Valletta, ?abbar, ?ebbu?
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-21)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking88
Primary IndustriesEnergy,Industry.
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Electrical machinery and equipment , Pharmaceutical products, Printed books, newspapers, pictures , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Aircraft, spacecraft, Toys, games and sports requisites, Organic chemicals, Plastics and articles thereof
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Organic chemicals, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Articles of iron or steel, Electrical machinery and equipment , Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Miscellaneous articles of base metal, Ceramic products, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Ships, boats and floating structures, Electrical machinery and equipment, Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Pharmaceutical products, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Plastics and articles thereof, Organic chemicals, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs
Major Imports from IndiaOrganic chemicals, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Pharmaceutical products, Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material, Electrical machinery and equipment, Iron and steel, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard, Rubber and articles thereof, Plastics and articles thereof, Aluminium and articles thereof, Aircraft, spacecraft,
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Malta stood at US $ 159.60 mn in 2016-17. India’s exports to Malta were of US $ 137.23 mn in 2016-17 whereas imports from Malta were to the tune of US $ 22.37 mn. The main items of India's exports to Malta are marine products, drugs, pharmaceutical & fine chemicals, inorganic/organic/agro chemicals, manufactures of metals, transport equipments, and other commodities. The main items of India's imports from Malta are pulp and waste paper, metal scraps, organic chemicals, medicinal & pharmaceutical products, electronic goods.
Bordering NationsTunisia, Italy
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( Council of Europe), ( European Union), ( Union for the Mediterranean), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for MaltaHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mrs. Gloria Gangte
Honourable High Commissioner
No. 29, Triq- Galanton Vassallo,Santa Venera, SVR 1901 Malta,
356 2148 0413 (Honourable High Commissioner), 2148 0412 (Counsellor), 21480414 (HOC)

Embassy Details of Malta in IndiaMalta
H.E. Mr. Reuben Gauci
High Commissioner
The Executive Centre, Level 1 and 2 Crescent Building, Lado Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi-110030
+91 66961140 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Malta in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Ashok Kumar JhunJjhunwala
Honorary Consul
227, AJC Bose Road Kolkata-700020
03322904611 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Malta in Chennai
H.E. Mr. T. Shantakumar
Honorary Consul
No 9/5 Seethamal Colony 2nd Cross Street Alwarpet Chennai - 600018
044-42031011 (O)