Malta

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Malta, officially the Republic of Malta, is a European microstate, comprising an archipelago of three islands. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea, 93 km south of Sicily, giving the country a warm Mediterranean climate. The nation's capital city is Valletta. Throughout much of its history, Malta was considered to have a crucial strategic location due to its position in the Mediterranean Sea. It was held by several ancient cultures including Phoenicians, Sicilians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and others. The Catholicism is still the official and most practiced religion in Malta today. The country's official languages are Maltese and English, although there are strong historical ties to Italian on the islands. Malta gained independence from Britain in 1964 and is currently a member of the European Union, which it joined in 2004 it also belongs to the UN.

Established
1964-09-21
Joined Commonwealth
1964
Capital City
Valletta
Demonym
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Maltese
Country motto
Size
121 square miles.
Population
405,165
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
1282 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 7)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$9801000000 (World ranking:149)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.878 (World ranking:34)
Currency Code
EUR
Country calling code
356
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Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry Final Communique of the 2005 Commonwealth Youth Forum
9 years 37 weeks ago

Download the final Communique from CYF5

The CYF provides an independent platform and voice for representative Commonwealth youth to consider a young person’s agenda at the same time as the CHOGM. Each CYF addresses Commonwealth youth’s concerns and builds on the work of previous youth fora. Each Forum works to formulate a Statement of Recommendations and Action Plans. These are shared with Heads of Government and disseminated Commonwealth-wide.

Project Commonwealth Youth Forum 2005
9 years 37 weeks ago

CYF 5 was held in Malta from 16 to 23 November 2005. 35 countries were able to send youth representatives. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Education, Employment and Youth and the National Youth Council of Malta. A team of Commonwealth young people worked with Maltese counterparts to identify the themes, draw up a programme, plan and run the Forum. The Forum was honoured to be officially opened by the Honourable Lawrence Gonzi, Prime Minister of Malta.