COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Quick Facts - Malta


Capital: Valletta
Political system: Parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 29 April 1965
Population: 465 292 (2017)     
Population density: 1454.04 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Maltese and English
Non-nationals of total population: 11.8 % (2016)

Funding (2011)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 0.89 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 26 450 664 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 63.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 99.95 %

Employment (2017)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 4.70 %
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 50.00 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 15.00 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 120 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 68 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 456 USD (142 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.6 times (2015)
Internet penetration rate: 67.7 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 12/12/1966  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Signed 5/11/1992. Not yet ratified 
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Acceded on 18/12/2006

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