Malta fast facts
The Maltese Citizenship by Investment Programme grants permanent citizenship in the picturesque Mediterranean island. Read below to find out more on what makes Malta such an attractive country to many people looking to get European citizenship.
Malta has a population of 493,559 over an area of 316 km2.
The euro replaced the Maltese lira as the official currency in 2008.
The capital of Malta is Valletta. The city is one of the smallest capital cities in the European Union at just 0.8 km2.
Malta has two official languages, Maltese and English. Nearly all of the population (98%) speak Maltese, and the vast majority speak English (88%). Most Maltese also speak Italian, due to the island’s close proximity to the country and close relations between the two.
Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate, which means hot summer months and very mild winters.
The Maltese GDP represents 0.02% of the total world economy and is worth $14.54 billion.
Malta is located in Southern Europe and is situated 80 km south of Italy.
The island country has a population density of 1,457 per km2, making it the 5th most densely populated territory in the world.
The Blue Lagoon is one of the most picturesque spots around the Maltese islands, with crystal clear water and scuba diving experiences – attracting thousands of tourists all year round. The country also boasts several booming business sectors, most notably in the casino and iGaming sectors.
Malta became a British colony in 1813, before gaining independence in 1964.
Benefits of citizenship in Malta
Maltese Citizenship grants access to an economically stable country which is part of the EU & Commonwealth.
By obtaining local citizenship, you also become an EU national, giving the right of establishment in all 27 EU countries and Switzerland.
The strictest due diligence is carried out with a Maltese Citizenship by Investment Programme, with only highly respectable applicants being admitted.
Health & education
Obtaining Maltese Citizenship grants access to leading healthcare and educational systems.
Malta has an excellent banking centre with the presence of major international banks.
Malta is a very well respected jurisdiction for incorporating low-tax companies with low-income tax, no capital gains tax and no inheritance tax.