The Maltese archipelago is located 100 km south of Sicily and 290 km north of Africa. It comprises three islands: Malta, Goze and Comino. Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.
Senglea is a fortified city in the east of Malta.