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Overview

Predictably for a central Mediterranean archipelago with an excellent deep-water harbour and a hinterland marked by a frugal aridity, the history of mobility to and from Malta is long and complex. Maltese history itself is often rendered, both in scholarly and popular circles, as a chronological sequence of interactions with outside rulers – the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Arabs, southern European dynasties, the Knights Hospitallers, the French, and the British.

The sub-text to this officialising history includes a variegated set of experiences of displacement and mobile entrepreneurship. For example, the Early Modern period saw the development of circum-Mediterranean maritime networks of merchants and adventurers. The military and socio-economic upheavals of the early nineteenth century and the eventual incorporation of Malta into the world economy underwritten by Pax Britannica, brought with them significant migration of Maltese to North Africa, among other places; they also meant that the island drew in groups such as the Indian itinerant merchants whose businesses today are still part of the local commercial landscape.

CapitalValletta
Population (2015):418,670
Area:316 km sq
Languages :Maltese, English
Currency:Euro (EUR)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):not available
HDI Rank (2014):37 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 665 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):2.3 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):9.9%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):47.0%
Population under 15 (2015):14.4%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):not available

 

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
De Vilhena Residence, Apt. 2, Trejqet il-Fosos
Floriana FRN 1182
Malta

 

Tel: +356 2137 4613
Email: iommalta@iom.int
Website: malta.iom.int