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MALTA
Population

Cities in MALTA

Valletta

Population

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Malta is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. 416,383 Maltese (2017) live on an area of 316 km2. More than half of the population lives in the urban area around the capital Valetta and Sliema. About twenty-five villages and towns have grown together. The capital has 9,129 inhabitants and Birkirkara is the largest of the towns with 21,600. Many Maltese, especially unemployed young unmarried men, have emigrated since the early 20th century. This was due to the relatively large population and the lack of employment. Between 1948 and 1979, 141,660 Maltese emigrated, while about 24,000 returned. Due to the mixture of cultures, one sees British as well as Italian and Arab types.

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Sources

Boulton, S. / Malta
Kosmos

Cutajar, D. / Malta en Gozo
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CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles Minbuza

Last updated September 2021
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