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State of Malta
Stat ta' Malta (Maltese)
Flag Malta-flag
Coat of Arms Malta-coa
Motto Virtute et Constantia (Latin)
"By Virtue and Constancy"
Anthem "L-Innu Malti"
Royal Anthem "God Save the Queen"
Capital Valetta
Official Languages English
Maltese
Government Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General George Abela
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
Legislature House of Representatives
Independence
- from the United Kingdom
21 September 1964
Currency Maltese Lira (MTL)


Malta, officially the State of Malta (Stat ta' Malta in Maltese) is southern European country in the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the seventeen British Commonwealth Realms.