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Key facts

Population: 434,403 (2015)
Official languages: Maltese and English
Currency: Euro (€)
Important ministries:
Ministry of Educationand Employment, Ministry of Culture
Official statistics office: National statistics office
Trade associations:
National Book Council, Maltese
Periodical and Book Publishers Association
also known as the Maltese
Publishers Association
Annual Book fair: The Malta Book Festival  formerly know as Malta Book Fair, takes place annually in November and is organised by the National Book Council and Malta Libraries.
Translation programme: The Arts Council of Malta runs the Cultural Export
Fund Translation Grant
to increase the visibility of Maltese creative writing on
international Platforms
VAT on books: Print 5% and ebooks 18%


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