Valletta Travel Guide

Valletta

Valletta is the capital of Malta, an island in the Mediterranean with a rich history and a pleasant climate. The island was under British rule for 150 years, a system of government that has left its mark and British is still one of the official languages ​​here. Malta became independent in 1964 and is today a separate state that is also a member of the EU. Over the centuries, Malta…

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Geography of Malta

The rabbit

Malta consists of the islands of Malta (246 km²), Gozo (67 km²) and Comino (2.6 km²), as well as two uninhabited cliffs. The islands are located on a shelf surrounded by a 200–300 meter deep sea. They consist of almost horizontal tertiary sand and limestone deposits and constitute the remnants of the land bridge that once linked Sicily and Africa. The coast is steep and cut. Highest point is Ta’Dmejrek,…

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Malta Overview

Malta flag

Malta is located in the middle of the Mediterranean, between Sicily and Africa, and is Europe’s southernmost state. The historical monuments, the fascinating rocky landscape, the beaches and not least the pleasant climate are all reasons why the country has become a popular tourist destination. Capital: Valletta Biggest city: Birkirkara State: republic within the EU Language: Maltese, English Religion: catholicism Surface: 316 km² Population: 411,300 (2013) Population density: 1,282 residents…

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Architecture in Malta

The fortified hilltop of Mdina

Malta is known for its remarkable megalithic stone temples. in Tarxien. They were erected between 3500 and 2500 BC and is among the oldest freestanding stone buildings known. Architecture followed its own development without demonstrable outside influence. The facade of the temples consists of large boulders weighing up to 19 tons. These enormous buildings are also depicted in stone and terracotta in relief decorations. Malta is known for its remarkable…

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Art and Music in Malta

Malta

Art in Malta Malta has a unique prehistoric art, known for its numerous megalithic temples and sculptures. The roots of this art are yet to be determined. Soft fine-grained limestone formed the basis for the island’s characteristic sculptures, most of which are found in the Archaeological Museum, Valletta. The earliest finds are from around 5000–4000 BC, i.a. ceramics from Sicily and small stylized women figures in terracotta, the latter showing…

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Malta

Malta is a republic in Europe, in the Mediterranean south of Italy, and is one of the world’s smallest states. Malta consists of three major islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino ) that are inhabited and several small islands that are uninhabited, with Cominotto, Filfla and St. Paul as the largest. Malta, smaller than the county of Oslo, has a strategic location and was under foreign rule for several centuries. The…

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Malta Population and Language

Malta Population and Language

Malta is one of the world’s most densely populated countries and population growth is high by European standards. The country is ethnically, linguistically and religiously homogeneous, with the exception of a small British minority and African and Arab refugees. About nine out of ten residents live on the main island of Malta, while less than a tenth live on the island of Gozo. The small island of Comino is inhabited…

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