Pray for: Malta

Flag for Malta

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Valetta
Population: 536,740
% Urban: 94.8 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 14.3 %
Official Language: Maltese, English. Maltese is a unique blend of Arabic, Latin and Punic
Languages: 4
Literacy Rate: 94 %
Life Expectancy: 83.8 yrs (7/236)
HDI Ranking: 23 / 189
% Christian: 96.8 %
% Evangelical: 1.3 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 96.8 %
People Groups: 10
Least Reached People Groups: 3
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Malta

Tier: 1

Type: country

Malta was the first European nation to embrace Christianity, after the Apostle Paul was shipwrecked here. Many powers have seized control of these islands over the centuries, but the Maltese always kept their strong Christian identity. The majority regularly attend Catholic mass, and over 80% feel their religion is important. Malta remains the most religious nation in Europe. However, not many Maltese have a personal walk with the living Lord Jesus. Pray that the strong religious tradition will open the door into greater revelation of God in Jesus Christ.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.