It is in the Mediterranea Sea.
Malta is the largest island.
Land area:316 km2
Languages:Maltese and English.
Main cities:Valletta,L-Imdina ,Il-Birgu,Bormla
Neighbouring countries: Off the coast of Italy in the
Head of state :President
Additional data:Local festivals, similar to those in
southern Italy, are commonplace in Malta and Gozo,
celebrating weddings, christenings and the patron
saint of the local parish.Carnival is also important.
In 1551, Barbary corsairs enslaved the entire
population of the Maltese island Gozo, about 5,000
deporting them to the Barbary coast in present day
Libya. After the siege they decided to increase Malta's
fortifications, particularly in the inner-harbour area,
where the new city of Valletta, named in honour of
Valette, was built.
L-Imdina:According to tradition, where the Cathedral
is built today, a palace originally was built and
occupied by the Roman Governor Publius (the one
appointed by Saint Paul to be Malta’s first bishop).
Valletta: the city of Malta is the designation of Città
Umilissima. It is located in the central-eastern portion
of the island of Malta.
Feast days are the life of the Islands. Some holy days
are actually national holidays, such as the feast of
Santa Marija in mid-August. Others, such as the
harvest festival of Mnarja at the end of June, are
steeped in folklore. However, the most important
events to all villages are their individual festas,
honouring their parish patron saint.
Traditional food: Maltese cuisine has been important
historically in the development of a national identity;
in particular the traditional fenkata (i.e. the eating of
stewed or fried rabbit).
Sport:From golf to water polo, football to tennis,
Malta likes sporting.
Interesting places: The Museum of Archaeology in
Valletta houses an exceptionally rich collection of
prehistoric artifacts. The War Museum at Fort St. Elmo
is home to a Sunday military parade with people in
period costumes re-enacting events. The capital also
possesses the impressive Grand Master's Palace and
St. John's Co-cathedral.