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 for Malta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Malta \Malta\ n.
     1. A country on the island of Malta.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. An island south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Malta
      n 1: a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean;
           achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 [syn:
           Malta, Republic of Malta]
      2: a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the
         Mediterranean Sea

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Malta
  
     Introduction Malta
     ------------------
                              Background: Great Britain formally acquired
                                          possession of Malta in 1814. The
                                          island staunchly supported the UK
                                          through both World Wars and remained
                                          in the Commonwealth when it became
                                          independent in 1964. A decade later
                                          Malta became a republic. Over the
                                          last 15 years, the island has become
                                          a freight transshipment point,
                                          financial center, and tourist
                                          destination. It is an official
                                          candidate for EU membership.
    
     Geography Malta
     ---------------
                                Location: Southern Europe, islands in the
                                          Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily
                                          (Italy)
                  Geographic coordinates: 35 50 N, 14 35 E
                          Map references: Europe
                                    Area: total: 316 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 316 sq km
                      Area - comparative: slightly less than twice the size of
                                          Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 196.8 km (does not include 56.01 km
                                          for the island of Gozo)
                         Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
                                          territorial sea: 12 NM
                                          exclusive fishing zone: 25 NM
                                          continental shelf: 200-m depth or to
                                          the depth of exploitation
                                 Climate: Mediterranean with mild, rainy
                                          winters and hot, dry summers
                                 Terrain: mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected
                                          plains; many coastal cliffs
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
                                          highest point: Ta'Dmejrek 253 m
                                          (near Dingli)
                       Natural resources: limestone, salt, arable land
                                Land use: arable land: 31.25%
                                          permanent crops: 3.13%
                                          other: 65.63% (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 20 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: very limited natural fresh water
                                          resources; increasing reliance on
                                          desalination
              Environment - international party to: Air Pollution,
                              agreements: Biodiversity, Climate Change,
                                          Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol,
                                          Desertification, Endangered Species,
                                          Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea,
                                          Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban,
                                          Ozone Layer Protection, Ship
                                          Pollution, Wetlands
                                          signed, but not ratified: none of
                                          the selected agreements
                        Geography - note: the country comprises an
                                          archipelago, with only the three
                                          largest islands (Malta, Ghawdex or
                                          Gozo, and Kemmuna or Comino) being
                                          inhabited; numerous bays provide
                                          good harbors; Malta and Tunisia are
                                          discussing the commercial
                                          exploitation of the continental
                                          shelf between their countries,
                                          particularly for oil exploration
    
     People Malta
     ------------
                              Population: 397,499 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 19.7% (male 40,609;
                                          female 37,882)
                                          15-64 years: 67.5% (male 135,047;
                                          female 133,207)
                                          65 years and over: 12.8% (male
                                          21,215; female 29,539) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.73% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 12.76 births/1,000 population (2002
                                          est.)
                              Death rate: 7.77 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                                          est.)
                      Net migration rate: 2.36 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.09 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/
                                          female
                                          total population: 0.98 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 5.72 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                                          est.)
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.26 years
                                          female: 80.96 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 75.78 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.91 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.52% (1999 est.)
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                                    AIDS:
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 100 (1999 est.)
                             Nationality: noun: Maltese (singular and plural)
                                          adjective: Maltese
                           Ethnic groups: Maltese (descendants of ancient
                                          Carthaginians and Phoenicians, with
                                          strong elements of Italian and other
                                          Mediterranean stock)
                               Religions: Roman Catholic 91%
                               Languages: Maltese (official), English
                                          (official)
                                Literacy: definition: age 10 and over can read
                                          and write
                                          total population: 88.76%
                                          male: 86.91%
                                          female: 89.55% (1995 census)
    
     Government Malta
     ----------------
                            Country name: conventional long form: Republic of
                                          Malta
                                          conventional short form: Malta
                                          local short form: Malta
                                          local long form: Repubblika ta'
                                          Malta
                         Government type: republic
                                 Capital: Valletta
                Administrative divisions: none (administered directly from
                                          Valletta)
                            Independence: 21 September 1964 (from UK)
                        National holiday: Independence Day, 21 September
                                          (1964)
                            Constitution: 1964 constitution substantially
                                          amended on 13 December 1974
                            Legal system: based on English common law and
                                          Roman civil law; accepts compulsory
                                          ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations
                                Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
                        Executive branch: chief of state: President Guido DE
                                          MARCO (since 4 April 1999)
                                          head of government: Prime Minister
                                          Eddie FENECH ADAMI (since 6
                                          September 1998); Deputy Prime
                                          Minister Lawrence GONZI (since 4
                                          April 1999)
                                          cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the
                                          president on the advice of the prime
                                          minister
                                          elections: president elected by the
                                          House of Representatives for a five-
                                          year term; election last held NA
                                          April 1999 (next to be held by April
                                          2004); following legislative
                                          elections, the leader of the
                                          majority party or leader of a
                                          majority coalition is usually
                                          appointed prime minister by the
                                          president for a five-year term; the
                                          deputy prime minister is appointed
                                          by the president on the advice of
                                          the prime minister
                                          election results: Guido DE MARCO
                                          elected president; percent of House
                                          of Representatives vote - 54%
                      Legislative branch: unicameral House of Representatives
                                          (usually 65 seats; note - additional
                                          seats are given to the party with
                                          the largest popular vote to ensure a
                                          legislative majority; members are
                                          elected by popular vote on the basis
                                          of proportional representation to
                                          serve five-year terms)
                                          elections: last held 5 September
                                          1998 (next to be held by September
                                          2003)
                                          election results: percent of vote by
                                          party - PN 51.8%, MLP 46.9%, AD
                                          1.2%; seats by party - PN 35, MLP 30
                         Judicial branch: Constitutional Court; Court of
                                          Appeal; judges for both courts are
                                          appointed by the president on the
                                          advice of the prime minister
           Political parties and leaders: Alternativa Demokratika/Alliance for
                                          Social Justice or AD [Harry
                                          VASSALLO]; Malta Labor Party or MLP
                                          [Alfred SANT]; Nationalist Party or
                                          PN [Edward FENECH ADAMI]
            Political pressure groups and NA
                                 leaders:
               International organization C, CCC, CE, EBRD, ECE, EU
                           participation: (applicant), FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD,
                                          ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IFAD, IFRCS, ILO,
                                          IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM
                                          (observer), ISO, ITU, NAM, OPCW,
                                          OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO,
                                          UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO,
                                          WToO, WTrO
     Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador George
                                          SALIBA
                                          consulate(s): New York
                                          FAX: [1] (202) 387-5470
                                          telephone: [1] (202) 462-3611, 3612
                                          chancery: 2017 Connecticut Avenue
                                          NW, Washington, DC 20008
       Diplomatic representation from the chief of mission: Ambassador Anthony
                                      US: H. GIOIA
                                          embassy: 3rd Floor, Development
                                          House, Saint Anne Street, Floriana,
                                          Malta VLT 01
                                          mailing address: P. O. Box 535,
                                          Valletta, Malta, CMR 01
                                          telephone: [356] 235960 through
                                          235965
                                          FAX: [356] 243229
                        Flag description: two equal vertical bands of white
                                          (hoist side) and red; in the upper
                                          hoist-side corner is a
                                          representation of the Saint George
                                          Cross, edged in red
    
     Economy Malta
     -------------
                      Economy - overview: Major resources are limestone, a
                                          favorable geographic location, and a
                                          productive labor force. Malta
                                          produces only about 20% of its food
                                          needs, has limited freshwater
                                          supplies, and has no domestic energy
                                          sources. The economy is dependent on
                                          foreign trade, manufacturing
                                          (especially electronics and
                                          textiles), and tourism. Malta is
                                          privatizing state-controlled firms
                                          and liberalizing markets in order to
                                          prepare for membership in the
                                          European Union and is expected to
                                          complete EU accession negotiations
                                          in 2002. The island is divided
                                          politically, however, over the
                                          question of joining the EU.
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $5.95
                                          billion (2001 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: 4% (2001 est.)
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $15,000
                                          (2001 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 2.8%
                                          industry: 25.5%
                                          services: 71.7% (1999)
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: NA%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: NA%
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.8% (2001 est.)
                             Labor force: 147,700 (2000)
             Labor force - by occupation: industry 24%, services 71%,
                                          agriculture 5% (1999 est.)
                       Unemployment rate: 4.5% (2000)
                                  Budget: revenues: $1.5 billion
                                          expenditures: $1.6 billion,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $NA (2000)
                              Industries: tourism; electronics, ship building
                                          and repair, construction; food and
                                          beverages, textiles, footwear,
                                          clothing, tobacco
       Industrial production growth rate: NA%
                Electricity - production: 1.75 billion kWh (2000)
      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 100%
                                          hydro: 0%
                                          other: 0% (2000)
                                          nuclear: 0%
               Electricity - consumption: 1.628 billion kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2000)
                  Agriculture - products: potatoes, cauliflower, grapes,
                                          wheat, barley, tomatoes, citrus, cut
                                          flowers, green peppers; pork, milk,
                                          poultry, eggs
                                 Exports: $2.5 billion (f.o.b., 2000)
                   Exports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment,
                                          manufactures
                      Exports - partners: US 27.3%, Germany 9.6%, France 8%,
                                          UK 7.3%, Italy 3.4% (2000)
                                 Imports: $3.1 billion (f.o.b., 2000)
                   Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment,
                                          manufactured and semi-manufactured
                                          goods; food, drink, and tobacco
                      Imports - partners: France 19.2%, Italy 16.3%, US 10.7%,
                                          UK 8.1%, Germany 8.1% (2000)
                         Debt - external: $130 million (1997)
                Economic aid - recipient: $NA
                                Currency: Maltese lira (MTL)
                           Currency code: MTL
                          Exchange rates: Maltese liri per US dollar - 0.4542
                                          (January 2002), 0.4499 (2001),
                                          0.4376 (2000), 0.3994 (1999), 0.3885
                                          (1998), 0.3857 (1997)
                             Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March
    
     Communications Malta
     --------------------
          Telephones - main lines in use: 187,000 (1997)
            Telephones - mobile cellular: 17,691 (1997)
                        Telephone system: general assessment: automatic system
                                          satisfies normal requirements
                                          domestic: submarine cable and
                                          microwave radio relay between
                                          islands
                                          international: 2 submarine cables;
                                          satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat
                                          (Atlantic Ocean)
                Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 18, shortwave 6 (1999)
                                  Radios: 255,000 (1997)
           Television broadcast stations: 6 (2000)
                             Televisions: 280,000 (1997)
                   Internet country code: .mt
       Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 2 (2000)
                          Internet users: 40,000 (2000)
    
     Transportation Malta
     --------------------
                                Railways: 0 km
                                Highways: total: 1,742 km
                                          paved: 1,677 km
                                          unpaved: 65 km (1997)
                               Waterways: none
                       Ports and harbors: Marsaxlokk, Valletta
                         Merchant marine: total: 1,323 ships (1,000 GRT or
                                          over) totaling 27,208,819 GRT/
                                          44,617,877 DWT
                                          note: includes some foreign-owned
                                          ships registered here as a flag of
                                          convenience: Australia 4, Austria 6,
                                          Bangladesh 1, Belgium 3, Bulgaria
                                          19, Canada 2, China 16, Croatia 14,
                                          Cuba 1, Cyprus 7, Denmark 3, Estonia
                                          5, Finland 1, Germany 54, Greece
                                          627, Hong Kong 12, Iceland 3, India
                                          10, Iran 2, Israel 26, Italy 36,
                                          Japan 2, Latvia 24, Lebanon 6,
                                          Monaco 29, Netherlands 10, Nigeria
                                          2, Norway 43, Poland 29, Portugal 2,
                                          Romania 15, Russia 85, Saudi Arabia
                                          1, Slovenia 2, South Korea 5, Spain
                                          1, Switzerland 54, Syria 4, Turkey
                                          84, Ukraine 25, United Arab Emirates
                                          3, United Kingdom 4, United States
                                          10 (2002 est.)
                                          ships by type: bulk 440, cargo 334,
                                          chemical tanker 54, combination bulk
                                          10, combination ore/oil 12,
                                          container 75, liquefied gas 4,
                                          livestock carrier 3, multi-
                                          functional large-load carrier 1,
                                          passenger 6, passenger/cargo 1,
                                          petroleum tanker 270, refrigerated
                                          cargo 39, roll on/roll off 45,
                                          short-sea passenger 9, specialized
                                          tanker 3, vehicle carrier 17
                                Airports: 1 (2001)
           Airports - with paved runways: total: 1
                                          over 3,047 m: 1 (2001)
    
     Military Malta
     --------------
                       Military branches: Armed Forces (including land forces
                                          [with subordinate air squadron and
                                          maritime squadron] and the Revenue
                                          Security Corps), Maltese Police
                                          Force
        Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 99,107 (2002 est.)
     Military manpower - fit for military males age 15-49: 78,909 (2002 est.)
                                 service:
           Military expenditures - dollar $60 million (2000 est.)
                                  figure:
       Military expenditures - percent of 1.7% (2000)
                                     GDP:
    
     Transnational Issues Malta
     --------------------------
                Disputes - international: none
                           Illicit drugs: minor transshipment point for
                                          hashish from North Africa to Western
                                          Europe
    
                                         
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Malta, MT -- U.S. city in Montana
     Population (2000):    2120
     Housing Units (2000): 1067
     Land area (2000):     1.056791 sq. miles (2.737075 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.056791 sq. miles (2.737075 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            47425
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             48.355496 N, 107.871361 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     59538
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Malta, MT
      Malta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Malta, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
     Population (2000):    177
     Housing Units (2000): 75
     Land area (2000):     1.421887 sq. miles (3.682670 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.421887 sq. miles (3.682670 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            50230
     Located within:       Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
     Location:             42.309305 N, 113.370498 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Malta, ID
      Malta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Malta, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    696
     Housing Units (2000): 318
     Land area (2000):     0.310566 sq. miles (0.804362 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.031503 sq. miles (0.081592 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.342069 sq. miles (0.885954 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46970
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             39.650509 N, 81.864421 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     43758
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Malta, OH
      Malta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Malta, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    969
     Housing Units (2000): 389
     Land area (2000):     0.375004 sq. miles (0.971255 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.375004 sq. miles (0.971255 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46279
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             41.929243 N, 88.861743 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     60150
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Malta, IL
      Malta
  

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