European Athletics Team Championships 3rd League
Malta - 24 - 25 June 2017
The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa.
The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers.
Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture.
Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.
More than 80 destinations are serviced through Malta International Airport which is the islands only airport. Malta has regular sea links with Sicily (Pozzallo and Catania), central Italy
(Civitavecchia) and northern Italy (Genoa). Ferries dock at the Sea Passenger Terminal beside the Valletta Waterfront in Floriana, underneath the southeast bastions of Valletta.
|Language||Maltese and English|
|Though quite a few locals are fluent in Italian, French, Spanish or German|
|Malta's climate is typical of the Mediterranean and is strongly influenced by the sea. The Maltese Islands have a pleasantly sunny climate with a daily
average of around 12 hours sunshine in summer going down to 5 to 6 hours in mid-winter. Summers are hot, dry and very sunny. Day-time temperatures in summer are often mitigated
by cooling sea breezes. Spring and Autumn are cooler, except when the occasional Scirocco wind from Africa brings unseasonably high temperatures and humidity. Winters are
mild, with the occasional short cold spells brought about by the north and north-easterly winds from central Europe. Annual rainfall is low, averaging 568mm a year. Bathing in
the sea is quite possible well into the ‘winter' months, and the peak beach season can last until mid- to late October.|
|There are several places across Malta to exchange your money such as banks, ATMs,|
currency exchange offices and local tourist offices. Bank offices and ATMs can be
found all over Malta
|Time Zone||Central European Time (CET)|
|Electricity||Voltage in buildings – 220 V (50 Hz) |
|Three pins in Malta just as in the UK; adaptors can be bought in several stores to suit|
most international plugs.
|Telephone||International access number: +356 / 00356|
Shop Opening Hours
|Monday to Friday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 12:00|
|Monday to Friday||08:30 - 12:00|
|Saturday||08:30 - 12:00|