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Malta, is a southern European island country comprising an archipelago of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 miles) south of Sicily, 284 km (176 miles) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 miles) north of Libya. The country covers just over 316 sq km (122 sq miles), making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta, which is also, at 0.8 sq km, the smallest capital in the European Union. Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English. [Wikipedia]