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Malta
EU Member since 2004
Other Memberships Schengen Area, Eurozone, Bologna Process
Currency € (EURO)
Capital Valletta
Area 316 sq km
Population 411,277 (July 2013 est.)
Language Maltese, English
Religion Roman Catholic (official) 98%
GDP $ 21,379 (2011)
GNI $ 24,480 (2011)
SGI N/A
CPI 57 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture South Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque, Neoclassicism, Neapolitan, Rococo
Literature Dun Karm Psaila, Frans Sammut, Rużar Briffa
Music Għana; Robert Samut, Joe Grech, Fredu Abela, Frans Baldacchino, Mikiel Abela, Freddie Portelli, Mary Rose Mallia, Gianluca Bezzina, Morena
Painting Francesco Maltese, Giuseppe Cali, Amadeo Preziosi, Envin Cremona, Esprit Barthet
Cuisine Fenkata (rabbit fried with wine and garlic), Kawlata (veggetable soup), Ross il-forn (baked rice), Inqaret (date pastry), Aljotta (fish soup). Delicacies: Ġbejna cheese, Pastizz (ricotta or peas pastry), Bigilla (broad beans and garlic pate)
Drinks Ġellewza and Ghirghentina wines, Kinnie (non-alcoholic Martini), Cisk (lager beer)
Consumption 4.27 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Soccer, Futsal (Five a side football), Rugby
europoint On Malta
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