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Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind



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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


Local short name form

Official name



519 562 (2021) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Malta - Number format


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

Malta - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 15th May 2021

Malta - Languages


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


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


Maltese company types include:

   General partnership
   International holding company
   International trading company
   Limited partnership
   Offshore company
   Private limited company
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Malta - Addresses


   Note: This section last updated 18th August 2020

Addresses are written using the following structure:

   number[, ]Thoroughfare
   {Island name}

For example:


The street address line is often written without the comma after the building number. A comma is sometimes found written between the settlement name and the postal code, and sometimes the postal code is written on its own line below the settlement 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


   Note: This section last updated 18th August 2020

Common thoroughfare types found in Maltese addresses are:

   Pjazza (Square)   
   Trejga/Trejget (Path)   
   Triq (Road)
   Sqaq (Alley)   
   Vjal (Avenue)      

Belt jew Rahal means "town"; isem tar-Residenza means "residence name" and Numru tar-Residenza means "building number". A Zona Industrijali is an industrial zone.

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

Malta - Post office box


   Note: This section last updated 18th August 2020

For addresses in English, this is written P.O. Box. In Maltese it is Kaxxa Postali.

Malta - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 18th August 2020

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

   AAA( )9999
   AA( )99   

As unique codes may be created for businesses or individuals at some future time, these formats are not fixed.

Though not official, letters of the Maltese alphabet may be used instead of their English equivalents, for example ŻBĠ instead of ZBG.

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

Malta - Postal code format graphic



Malta - Postal code format

Malta - Postal code specifics


Malta - Postal code regular expression

\A([A-Z]{2,2}( )\d{4,4}|[A-Z]{3,3}( )\d{4,4})\Z

Malta - Postal code level of coverage


Malta - Postal code map

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Place names in Malta


   Note: This section last updated 15th January 2017

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


   Note: This section last updated 18th August 2020

Malta has 5 regions, sub-divided into localities:

   South Eastern

The localities, with their postal code ranges, are:

Locality Postal code range
Ħ’Attard External ATS
Ħal Balzan External BZN
Il-Birgu (Città Vittoriosa) External BRG
Birkirkara External BKR
Birżebbuġa External BBG
Bormla (Città Cospicua) External BML
Ħad-Dingli External DGL
Il-Fgura External FGR
Il-Fontana or It-Triq tal-Għajn External FNT
Il-Furjana (Floriana, Borgo Vilhena) External FRN
Għajnsielem External GSM
L-Għarb External GRB
Ħal Għargħur External GHR
L-Għasri External GSR
Ħal Għaxaq External GXQ
Il-Gudja External GDJ
Il-Gżira External GZR
Il-Ħamrun External HMR
L-Iklin External IKL
L-Isla or Senglea External ISL
Il-Kalkara External KKR
Ta’ Kerċem External KCM
Ħal Kirkop External KKP
Ħal Lija External LJS
Ħal Luqa External LQA
Il-Marsa External MRS
Marsalforn (part of the locality of Iż-Żebbuġ) External MFN
Marsaskala or Wied il-Għajn External MSK
Marsaxlokk External MXK
Mdina or L-Imdina External MDN
Il-Mellieħa External MLH
Mġarr or L-Imġarr External MGR
Il-Mosta External MST
Mqabba or L-Imqabba External MQB
Msida or L-Imsida External MSD
Mtarfa or L-Imtarfa External MTF
Il-Munxar External MXR
In-Nadur External NDR
In-Naxxar External NXR
Paola or Raħal Ġdid External PLA
Pembroke External PBK
Tal-Pietà External PTA
Il-Qala External QLA
Ħal Qormi External QRM
Il-Qrendi External QRD
Ir-Rabat (on Gozo) External VCT
Ir-Rabat (on Malta) External RBT
Ħal Safi External SFI
San Ġwann External SGN
Santa Luċija External SLC
Santa Venera External SVR
Is-Siġġiewi External SGW
Tas-Sliema External SLM
San Ġiljan External STJ
San Lawrenz External SLZ
Ta’ Sannat External SNT
San Pawl il-Baħar External SPB
Is-Swieqi External SWQ
Ħal Tarxien External TXN
Il-Belt Valletta (Valletta) External VLT
Ix-Xagħra External XRA
Ta’ Xbiex External XBX
Ix-Xewkija External XWK
Ix-Xgħajra External XJR
Ħaż-Żabbar External ZBR
Iż-Żebbuġ (on Gozo) External ZBB
Ħaż-Żebbuġ (on Malta) External ZBG
Iż-Żejtun External ZTN
Iż-Żurrieq External ZRQ

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Malta


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 

Properties with value Malta


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/malta/admin/ External 20230120

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