Is Crete Bigger Than Malta? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Malta is an island country located in the Eastern Mediterranean. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Malta regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Malta?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Malta is 316 sq km. Crete is bigger than Malta by 8,134 sq km. Crete is around 26.74 times bigger than Malta.

Area of Crete:  3,260 sq mi ( 8,450 km2 )

Area of Crete compared to Malta

Area of Malta:  122 sq mi ( 316 km2 )

Area of Malta compared to Crete


According to the Eurostat data, the total population of Crete as of 2019 was estimated to be around 634,930.

Population of Crete compared to Malta

As per the data from Worldometer, the current population of Malta estimated as of 14th June 2021 is 442,653.

Population of Malta compared to Crete

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Malta.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Malta is Valletta.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Malta: Maltese

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Malta as of 2019: 0.895

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Malta Timezone: 

UTC + 1  (Central European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 2 (Central European Summer Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Crete:
35° 12′ 36″ N24° 54′ 36″ E

Coordinates of Malta:
35° 54′ 0″ N14° 31′ 0″ E

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