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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Malta

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MALTA
MALTA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Malta - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

356

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

M

Internet country code

MT

GRC Country Code

MAL

Malta - Number format

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Malta - Languages

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Malta has two official languages: Maltese External, spoken by 96% of the population and English External, spoken by 2%. Italian External is spoken by 2% of the population.

Malta - Personal names

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Personal names tend to follow the pattern

   given name(s)[ ]family name

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Malta - Company legal forms

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Maltese company types include:

   Branch
   General partnership
   International holding company
   International trading company
   Limited partnership
   Offshore company
   Private limited company
   Trust

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Malta - Addresses

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Addresses are written using the following structure:

   number[, ]Thoroughfare
   SETTLEMENT[ ]POSTAL CODE
   {Island name}

Street names are usually written in Maltese, but some may be found translated into English. The name of the island is optional when the address is on the island of Malta, but is usually stated when the address is on Gozo (Għawdex) or Comina.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Thoroughfare types

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Common thoroughfare types found in Maltese addresses are:

   Limiti
   Misrah
   Triq (Road)

Belt jew Rahal means "town"; isem tar-Residenza means "residence name" and Numru tar-Residenza means "building number".

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Malta - Post office box

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For addresses in English, this is written P.O. Box.

Malta - Postal codes

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The postal code (known locally as Post Code or Kodiċi Postali) system was altered between April and October 2007. The new code consists of three capital letters, indicating the locality, followed by a space and four numbers. The first three digits refer to the thoroughfare, the final digit to the street segment.

   VCT[ ]1011

Old codes, with three letters, a space and two or three numbers, may still be found.

The codes used for each locality are:

   ATD: Attard, Ħemsija, Ta' Qali, Tal-Fuklar, Wied Inċita, Wied is-Sewda
   BBG: Birżebbuġa, Ħal Far, Kalafrana, Marnisi, Qajjenza, St. George's Bay
   BKR: Birkirkara, Fleur-de-Lys, Mrieħel, Ta' Paris
   BML: Cospicua (Bormla), San Ġwann t'Għuxa
   BRG: Vittoriosa (Birgu)
   BZN: Balzan, Buontempo Estate
   DGL: Dingli
   FGR: Fgura
   FRN: Floriana
   FTN: Fontana
   GDJ: Gudja
   GHQ: Għaxaq
   GRB: Għarb, Ta' Pinu
   GRG: Għargħur, Xwieki
   GSM: Għajnsielem, Mġarr (Gozo), Comino
   GSR: Għasri
   GZR: Gżira
   HMR: Ħamrun, Blata l-Bajda
   IKL: Iklin
   ISL: Senglea (Isla)
   KCM: Kerċem, Santa Luċija (Gozo)
   KKP: Kirkop
   KKR: Kalkara, Ricasoli
   LJA: Lija
   LQA: Luqa, MIA
   MDN: Mdina
   MFN: Marsalforn
   MGR: Mġarr, Żebbiegħ
   MLH: Ċirkewwa, Għadira, Mellieħa, Manikata, Marfa
   MRS: Marsa, Albert Town
   MSD: Msida
   MSK: Marsaskala, St. Thomas Bay
   MST: Mosta
   MXK: Marsaxlokk, Delimara
   MXR: Munxar
   NDR: Nadur, Ramla Bay
   NXR: Naxxar, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq
   PBK: Pembroke
   PLA: Paola, Kordin
   PTA: Pietà, Gwardamanġia
   QLA: Qala
   QRD: Qrendi, Wied iż-Żurrieq
   QRM: Qormi,Tal-Ħandaq,
   RBT: Rabat, Baħrija, Buskett
   SFI: Safi
   SGN: San Ġwann
   SGW: Siġġiewi, Għar Lapsi
   SLC: Santa Luċija
   SLM: Sliema
   SLZ: San Lawrenz, Dwejra (Gozo)
   SNT: Sannat
   SPB: St. Paul's Bay (San Pawl il-Baħar), Qawra, Buġibba, Xemxija, Burmarrad, Wardija)
   STJ: St. Julian's (San Ġiljan)
   SVR: Santa Venera
   SWQ: Swieqi, Madliena, Ta' l-Ibraġ
   TXN: Tarxien
   VCT: Victoria (Rabat, Gozo), Citadel
   VLT: Valletta, Grand Harbour (Port)
   XBX: Ta' Xbiex
   XJR: Xgħajra
   XLN: Xlendi
   XRA: Xagħra
   XWK: Xewkija
   ZBB: Żebbuġ, Gozo
   ZBG: Ħaż-Żebbuġ
   ZBR: Żabbar
   ZTN: Żejtun, Bulebel, Bir id-Deheb
   ZRQ: Żurrieq

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Malta - Postal code format graphic

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Malta - Postal code format

Malta - Postal code specifics

n/a.

Malta - Postal code regular expression

\A([A-Z]{3,3}( )\d{4,4})\Z

Malta - Postal code level of coverage

2

Place names in Malta

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Refer to Exonyms in Malta for full lists of place names in Malta in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Malta - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Malta has 5 regions, sub-divided into localities:

   Central            
   Gozo   
   Northern
   South Eastern
   Southern

Telephone numbers in Malta

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Maltese telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 8 digits when called from abroad. Mobile numbers commence with a 7 or 9.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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