Malta is by far the most densely populated country in the EU with 1,649 persons per square kilometre, the new census has found.
This statistic is being compared to that of almost 100 persons per square kilometre for countries within the European Union.
Sliema is the most densely populated locality with 15,167 persons per square kilometre, which is 151 times higher than the EU average, while Għasri is the least with 104 persons per square kilometre – the latter being the only locality which is comparable to the EU average.
The new census has also found that the largest three localities are San Pawl il-Baħar,Birkirkara and Mosta.
These three localities account for 15.7% of the total population.
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The Census of Population and Housing 2021 was the 18th in a line of national censuses conducted since 1842.
The census is a nationwide project held every 10 years and involves enumerating all residents and dwellings in Malta at a specific point in time, referred to as Census Night.
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