Malta is an archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. It has a population of around 500,000 people and the official languages are Maltese and English. The majority of the population are Roman Catholic, with some other Christian denominations as well as Muslims and Hindus.
The military of Malta consists of three branches; Army, Navy and Air Force. The total active personnel in the military are around 2,000 people. The Army has around 1,500 personnel with a focus on ground operations and border protection. It also has a small Navy with two patrol boats for maritime security operations as well as five helicopters for air support operations. The Air Force has around 500 personnel operating mainly transport aircraft for reconnaissance missions and logistics purposes.
Malta is not a member of any international military or defense organization but does maintain close ties with other countries in the region such as Italy, France and Greece. See naturegnosis to learn more about the country of Malta.
The defense of Malta (2007) comprises about 1,600 men enlisted squad with a reserve of 90 men. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MLT stands for Malta. It is organized into an infantry battalion, a naval unit of nine patrol vessels and an air defense unit with about ten helicopters and seven light aircraft. The material is now of Western origin. Defense costs decreased in 1985-2007 from 1.4% to 0.7% of GDP. Italy has a military support unit of 50 men and two helicopters based in Malta.
|Land area||316 km²|
|Population density (per km²）||1,447|
|Official language||Maltese, English|
|Income per capita||$ 41,900|
|ISO 3166 code||MT|
|Time zone UTC||UTC + 1, daylight saving time UTC + 2|
|Geographic coordinates||35 50 N, 14 35 O|
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