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MALTA CAN BE SAID TO BE AT THE CROSSROADS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA 90 KM.TO THE NORTH LIES SICILY, WHILST TO THE SOUTH LESS THAN 300KM.AWAY IS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT.WEST LIES SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR1820 KM.AWAY;TO THE EAST IS EGYPT 1750KM.DISTANT.
THE POPULATION OF MALTA IS SOME 330,000 PEOPLE WHILST THE NEIGHBOURING ISLE OF GOZO HAS 26,000.MALTI AND ENGLISH ARE THE MAIN LANGUAGES,WITH MOST MALTESE BEING OF ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH.