Living in Malta
Malta is truly an Island paradise , a destination which has been visited by millions as a summer vacation for decades on the doorstep of Europe. Only three hours flight away from London with at least 4 flights a day and less than three hours flight from all Major European cities.
The country is located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, 58 miles south of Sicily. The Maltese group of islands are Malta, Gozo and Comino with Malta, as the largest.
Although small Malta has over 7000 years of history boasting the oldest prehistoric temples in the world , much older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids.
Malta is unique within the Mediterranean , it has a European culture with strong British Influence , yet its people are intrinsically Mediterranean . They speak a unique sematic based language being a relic of the Phoenicians with strong Italian , French and Spanish Influence , The Maltese language is the only sematic language written in the Latin alphabet.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall.
Malta has a sound economic environment with low unemployment and a sound banking system which was totally unaffected by the international banking crises. , in January 2011, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lauded and praised Malta for its effective policy actions in ensuring its stability and weathering the Global crisis relatively well. Malta’s stable political and economic environment coupled with its lack of dependency on foreign debt has enabled it to wear out the recent storm in both banking and Eurozone very well.
Malta boasts excellent health care facilities. In 2000, the World Health Organisation rated its Health Care System as the 5th best system in the world. Since 2000 Malta’s health sector has excelled even further with the opening of the government–run Mater Dei Hospital, a state of the art public hospital, opened in June 2007.
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