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Malta

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Malta
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Country code M
Drives on:  left
Route prefixes:  none
Traffic light sequence:  green · amber · red ·
 red+amber
Units
Long distances:  kilometres
Short distances:  metres
Heights:  metresFuel:  litres
General data
Population:  475,700 (2018)
Area:  316 km2
Currency:  Euro EUR (€)
Time zone:  GMT+1 (summer: GMT+2)
Internet TLD code:  .mt
International dialling code:  +356
Capital City::  Valletta

Made up of a number of islands (three of which – Malta, Gozo, and Comino – are inhabited) and lying some 80 km to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a former British colony and (since 2004) a member state of the European Union. Most of the inhabitants live in a sprawling urban area in and around the capital, Valletta, on the eastern side of the main island, although Gozo too has a fairly sizeable population.

The road network

Malta has about 2000 km of roads, with a sizeable proportion of the arterial roads in the east of Malta (the island), where most people live, being dual carriageways. There are also about 13 grade-separated junctions, all of which are on Malta.

Numbering

Numbering is fairly recent, and mostly instituted in the last 15 years or so.

There are three classes of classified road:

  1. Arterial roads (numbered with a single digit)
  2. Distributal roads (2 digits)
  3. Secondary roads (3 digits)

There are no prefixes, and roads are numbered, by class, sequentially from northwest to southeast from where they start.

For a detailed list of Maltese roads see the main article: Malta Road List

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