About Malta

If you are thinking of getting married abroad, consider Malta. Easily one of the most romantic locations in the region, the Maltese Islands are steeped in history and set in picturesque surroundings. Nevertheless, a cosmopolitan atmosphere hangs in the air thanks to the array of quality restaurants, chic bars, and international shopping boutiques now evident throughout the island.
Lying at strategic crossroads between Europe and Africa, Malta is a meeting point of cultures and languages at the heart of the Mediterranean: the ideal cosmopolitan location for efficient international business contacts.

Malta has excellent flight connections. The national carrier Air Malta operates to numerous European and a number of North African destinations, with regular flights. There are also a large number of international carriers operating to and from Malta.
With year-round sunshine and crystal clear blue waters, it is no surprise that Malta has also become a cultural haven, with an ongoing calendar of events that attracts the social elite. As an English-speaking destination, Malta is also popular as visitors to the islands do not experience any language barriers.  
Foreign visitors who wish to marry in the Roman Catholic Church will have some formalities to complete in advance. The process is very straightforward and will involve providing documentation such as a birth certificates and a letters from the couples' diocese in the country of origin. These would need to be submitted to the Maltese Diocese for those planning their wedding in Malta and Gozo Diocese for those intending to tie the knot on the sister Island of Gozo.
A large buffet reception is very much part of the traditional Maltese wedding, but if you prefer a British style sit-down wedding breakfast, or indeed something more bespoke, the Islands have a range of experienced and professional caterers who offer a wide selection of luxury modern dishes in addition to local cuisine. Most hotels in Malta have a food and banqueting team who will be pleased to meet individual requirements and special requests for any size of wedding party.

Once married, the ‘going away' ritual is a memorable moment. So whether you choose a horse-drawn Karrozzin, a sleek limousine or even a traditional Dgħajsa boat in Valletta's Grand Harbour you'll be sure to enter your married life in unforgettable style.
Malta’s human history begins with pre-historic peoples who built Malta’s famous megalithic temples, some of which have been dated as older than the Pyramids of Giza. Throughout the millennia the island has come under the rule of numerous nations ranging from the Romans, to the Byzantines, to the French and finally the British. Each of these left an indelible mark on the island in terms of culture, art, language and architecture. Some of the highlights which emerged from these influences are the megalithic temples, picturesque citadels, maritime fortress-cities, and collections of renaissance art.
Some Facts 


Country’s Full Name: 

Republic of Malta (Republika ta' Malta)

Capital City:

Valletta

Population:

Approx 430,000

Official Languages:     

Maltese and English

Currency:

Euro, Malta jointed the Eurozone January 1, 2008

Religion:

Roman Catholicism is the religion of 98% of the population. Other denominations have places of worship.

Location:

93 km south of Sicily and 288 km east of Tunisia

International Dialling Code:

+356

Internet Domain:

.mt

Area:

Malta is composed of three major islands:
 Malta 246 sq km (94.9 square miles) 
 Gozo 67 sq km (25.9 square miles) 
 Comino 3 sq km (1.1 square miles)
There are also some minor uninhabited islands.

Terrain:

Mostly low, rocky, with dissected plains and may coastal cliffs

Climate:

Mediterranean with hot dry summers and mild winters. Annual rainfall is 23 inches and falls mostly between October and March.

Average temperature:

Dec - Feb 13.2°c 
June - Aug 25.8°c

Administrative Divisions:     

The country is administered directly from the capital Valletta. However, there are 68 local councils.

Public Holidays
New Year’s Day (1 January) 
Ship Wreck of St Paul (10 February) 
St Joseph’s Day (19 March) 
Good Friday (2 April) 
Freedom Day (31 March) 
Labour Day (1 May) 
Commemoration of the 1919 Uprising (7 June) 
St Peter and St Paul (29 June) 
Assumption (15 August) 
Nativity of Our Lady (8 September) 
Independence Day (21 September) 
Immaculate Conception (8 December) 
Republic Day (13 December) 
Christmas Day (25 December)