IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Malta is an archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea nearly 93km south of the Italian Island Sicily, and approximately 190 miles North of Libya. Even though Malta is a European island, it is actually located further south than some African countries such as the capital of Tunisia and Algeria.
There are 18 uninhabited islands forming part of the archipelago, and three inhabited - Malta, Gozo (Għawdex) and Comino (Kemmuna). The Maltese islands were formed from the higher points of the land bridge that connected Sicily with North Africa.
OF THE MALTESE ISLANDS
The landscape of Malta and the other islands are characterized by terraced fields, dry vegetation, rock and limestone. This is due to the long hours of strong sunshine that the Islands receive throughout the year and because there are no permanent rivers or lakes in Malta.