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Malta facts in figures: The Maltese Islands by numbers

Malta boasts a wealth of culture and history.

That’s why it’s become so popular with holidaymakers, with more than 3.4 million people flocking to the Maltese Islands in 2018 alone.

If you’d like to learn a little more about Malta, Gozo and Comino, we’ve delved deep into the history of the islands.

From the houses of parliament to the London underground, here are some of the most interesting facts about London!

1980 – The year that Popeye – starring Robin Williams and filmed at Anchor Bay in Malta – was released

6,500,000 – The total number of passengers expected at Malta’s airport in 2018

10 – Out of 196 countries in the world, Malta is the 10th smallest in size

1,265 – Malta is the most densely populated country in the EU with about 1,265 inhabitants per square kilometre

379,338– The number of cars on Malta’s roads in 2018

1 – The island of Comino is virtually uninhabited apart from one hotel

316 – Malta is 316 km² in size and could fit into London five times

50,000 – It would take more than 50,000 Statues of Liberty lined in a row to reach New York from Malta

420,456 – The current population of Malta, based on the latest United Nations estimates

2.5 – The average amount of cups of tea we dink daily in Malta

0.8 – Valletta is the smallest national capital in the European Union at 0.8 km2

43.8 – The warmest temperature ever recorded in Malta, in August 1999

83.7 – The average age a female in Malta can expect to live to – higher than the European average

5,000 – The estimated age in years of Hagar Qim, the best preserved ancient limestone temple on Malta

42 – The amount of days per year that the average man in his thirties spends commuting in Malta.

30 – The percentage of Maltese people who are online for more than six hours per day.

1.4 – The coldest temperature ever recorded in Malta, at Luqa Airport in January 1981

40,000 – The average number of music fans in the audience at Isle of MTV Malta this year

28 – The average temperature in Malta in July, the hottest month of the year.

89.7 – The frequency of Malta’s number one radio station for more than a decade, 89.7 Bay

Read more: Visit Malta