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Republic of Malta


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Area: 316 sq km

Three small but strategic islands in the central Mediterranean. Dry limestone hills with no rivers.

Population: 409,999    Annual Growth: 0.37%

Capital: Valetta

Urbanites: 94.7%

HDI Rank: 38 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 11 (18% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Maltese, English. Maltese is a unique blend of Arabic, Latin and Punic    Languages: 4 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Immigration presents a massive challenge. The numbers attempting to enter Europe (2,000 per year and increasing) could potentially overwhelm the small population of Malta. Policing its waters as well as housing and providing for such immigrants are a significant strain on Malta’s limited resources. Its proximity to North Africa – a launching point for immigrants from a host of nationalities – makes it all the more vulnerable. Maltese demonstrate general antipathy to those who exploit its accessibility. Most immigrants want to move from Malta; living in a detention centre is more akin to prison than the freedom they sought. Pray for Maltese to demonstrate compassion and Christian love; pray that many of these immigrants might discover the living Christ.

     For an additional 6 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Malta.