Area: 67 km²
Location: Maltese Archipelago, Malta
Number of inhabitants: 34563
Protected island: yes
Terrestrial protection status: Part of the island is protected by terrestrial Natura 2000
Maritime protection status: Marine Protected Areas
Gozo is a small island with an elevated density of cultural and natural heritage, and a relatively unspoiled landscape. These characteristics boost the island, resulting in increased tourism and increased investment on the island.
Despite its small size, cultural activity is very much present in Gozo. It is visible in the important heritage sites and museums, in the local theatres, libraries, schools and band clubs. It can be seen and touched in the village cores, in the very façades of the residential houses, churches and public buildings. Gozo’s art, culture and heritage should not be only protected and preserved but should be promoted through investment so that it continues to yield benefits in the years to come.