Malta is strategically located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, easily accessible by air and sea and only a few hours away from most European capitals.
Thanks to their central location, the Maltese islands have been a home, stronghold, trading post and refuge to the Phoenicians, Arabs, French, the Knights of St John and the British over their 7,000 years of exciting history.
The official languages are Maltese and English, though Italian is also widely spoken.
Malta offers some of the best diving in the world combining the clear blue Mediterranean Sea with an abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks.
The islands have an area of around 316 sqm making Malta the second most densely populated country in the world, with a population of 440,000 inhabitants.
Malta is a leading European financial center combining EU compliant standards, a proactive Financial Services Authority and a legislative environment that promotes business growth.
Under the Maltese tax system income is only taxed once at its source. A wide network of Double Tax Treaties with various countries, makes Malta an ideal location for cross border and multinational business structures.
The climate is typically Mediterranean, with warm, dry summers and mild winters.