The population of Gozo stands at about 28,000, about one-twelfth of the overall population of Malta. When compared to the overall area of the Maltese Islands, Gozo covers approximately one-third of that area. This means that the island of Gozo is not overpopulated, and therefore greener and quite more peaceful.
The official language is Maltese, which is spoken, in distinguished dialect that amazingly differs slightly from one village to another. As applies for the whole Maltese islands, the language has Semitic origins and Romance influences, while the English language stands as the second official language.
Traditionally the main sources of income have been from Tourism, Agriculture, Fishing together with a number of small and medium-sized enterprises in manufacturing and other activities. Gozo is increasingly attracting IT related activities, including Research and Development. High standards of IT Education, training, and the provision of e-services is a key Government objective. Examples of activities in this area can be found at ICT Gozo Malta
Malta is now served by an increasing number of low-cost operators making it cheaper and more accessible than ever before, allowing people to organise cost-effective short-trips and visits, particularly useful for property owners who wish to visit regularly throught the year.