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The Republic of Malta is a parliamentary state within the British Commonwealth. It comprises an archipelago of six islands and islets in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, 93km (58 miles) south of Sicily and 290 km (180 miles) from the coast of North Africa. Malta comprises three main islands: Malta, 95 square miles (246 sq. km); Gozo, 26 square miles (67 sq. km); and Comino, 1 sq. mile (3 sq. km), plus three tiny uninhabited islands. The total area is 316 sq. km (122 sq. miles), about the size of Utah Lake and twice the size of Liechtenstein. The name Malta derives from Latin melita =honey island.
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- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Malta,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1985-1998.