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Malta

Malta Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Land 316 sq km 2008 200th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 0.783 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 216th out of 224
Area > Total 316 sq km 2013 207th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 560 2011 135th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 560 2008 128th out of 169
Climate Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers 2013
Coastline 252.81 km 2014 138th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 35 50 N, 14 35 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 320 sq km 2008 187th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 122 square miles 2013 89th out of 98
Location Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy) 2013
Natural resources limestone, salt, arable land 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 320 km² 2005 194th out of 204
Terrain mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected plains; many coastal cliffs 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Malta Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Malta/Geography

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Malta Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 6
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Malta ranked first for population density > people per sq. km amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Malta ranked third for population density amongst Christian countries in 1999.
  • Malta ranked 5th last for area > total amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Malta ranked #6 for land use > arable land amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.