The Maltese Archipelago, comprising of the three major islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – is strategically located in the heart of the Mediterranean precisely 93 km South of Sicily and 288 km North of Africa with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants spread over an area of 316 square kilometres.
Malta is the largest of the three islands, and the main cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Valletta, the capital city of Malta, was awarded the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture of 2018 on 13 October 2012.
Boasting two official languages (Maltese and English), warm climate, rich culture and heritage, together with a safe and peaceful environment and a stable market, Malta is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and foreign investors. A member of the European Union since May 2004, Malta enjoys a boosting economy and an excellent financial services jurisdiction which are considered to be key factors which attract foreigners, in particular High Net Worth individuals, for the purpose of investment in or from Malta.