Malta By Numbers: A Numerical Guide To Malta

By December 16, 2016 August 9th, 2018 Intercontinental Malta
Malta By Numbers: A Numerical Guide To Malta

If you plan on visiting Malta anytime soon, it’s a good idea to brush up on your knowledge about this little sun-filled island.

Recently we’ve been publishing content and guides on what to see and do in Malta but today we want to present Malta in a (different), numerical “Malta by numbers” fashion.

In today’s post, you’ll hopefully get a better understanding of the islands before actually visiting. We hope you find this post entertaining and informative.

Malta By Numbers: A Numerical Guide To Malta

Where Is Malta?

Malta is situated right in the center of the Mediterranean sitting directly halfway between the African continent and Europe.

In numerology sense, you can say that Malta is:

  • 250 miles west to Tunisia
  • 60 miles south of Sicily
  • 4527 miles east of Greece
  • 480 miles north of North Africa

Or in other words, just right here:

World Map - Malta

Malta Would Fit In London 5 Times

Malta is not a big country by any measure, in fact, it’s one of the smallest in the world. To understand the size of this country, Malta would fit a whopping 5 times in London alone.

The Distance Between Malta & London

There are 1297 miles between Malta & London, that is enough to stack an unimaginable 14,000 Big Bens on top of each other!

The Distance From Malta To Paris

The distance from Malta to Paris is around 1080 miles or to put it in the French way; it will take 3,835 Eiffel Towers stood on top of each other to cover that distance.

The Distance From Malta To Hong Kong

Hong Kong is around 5830 miles away from Malta. This distance is also short of the length of the Great Wall of China stretched out.

Just think about that for a minute.

From Malta To New York

How about our friends in the US? Well in order to visit from New York City, you will have to cross over a whole lot of sea and land or just about the same length of 50,000 Statue Of Liberties lined up in a row.

From Malta To Cairo, Egypt

Egypt is the closest city on this list, but it’s still a pretty significant distance nonetheless; The distance from Malta to Cairo, Egypt, is about the length of 1/3 of the river Nile.

Bonus Fun Numerical Stas Malta

18x more people in London

As discussed already, London is 5 times bigger than Malta. Weirdly enough though it also has 18x more people living there than that do in Malta.

At the time of writing, the population of Malta is close to the 500,000 mark.

3 UNESCO heritage sites

Although small, Malta has a rich history. So much so, that our tiny island has managed to land 3 “properties” forever inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and they are:

  • The City Of Valletta
  • Megalithic Temples of Malta
  • Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

The old capital of Mdina is also on the list to become a UNESCO site in the near future.

The 3 Islands That Make Up The Maltese Archipelago

Although technically there are more, tinier islands that make up Malta, the 3 habitable ones are these; Malta, Gozo & Comino (home to the world-famous Blue Lagoon).

6 Blue Flag Beaches

In recent years, a huge effort was put in preserving Malta’s beaches that are such a huge part of the tourist economy which Malta thrives on.

At the time of writing, there is a total of 6 blue-flag beaches guaranteeing safety, cleanliness and environmentally friendly.

Final Thoughts

We really hope you enjoyed this post. This was inspired by an infographic by LoveHolidays so check that out for a more visual numerical guide to understanding Malta.

As always; thank you for reading and we look forward to hosting you at the InterContinental Malta. If you have questions, be sure to get in touch with one of our staff members.

See you on the next blog.


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