About Malta• Malta is an island country in the Mediterranean Sea that lies south of the island of Sicily, Italy. Although small, Malta has a vast and rich history, with evidence for habitation going back to the Neolithic era (4th millennium B.C.). The country boasts some of the worlds most ancient standing buildings (the Neolithic temples), and its strategic location and good harbours in the middle of the Mediterranean.
Cities of Malta• Valletta — the capital, named for Jean Parisot de la Valette, a French nobleman who was Grand Master of the Order of St. John and leader of the defenders during the Turkish siege of Malta in 1565• Cottonera (Three Cities) — The name used when referring to the three historic and ancient cities of Birgu (aka Vittoriosa), Isla (aka Senglea) and Bormla (aka Cospicua), three towns conglomerated by 16th century fortifications called the Cottonera lines• Marsaxlokk — fishing village south of the island• Mdina — Maltas well-preserved quiet old capital. pronounced im-dina• Mgarr• Rabat — hosts numerous historical attractions such as St. Pauls catacombs and the Domus Romana(previously known as Roman Villa)• St. Julians — perfect area for nightlife & entertainment• Sliema — shopping centre just north of Valletta• Victoria — the main town on Gozo
Facts of MaltaCapital VallettaLanguage Maltese (official) & English (official)Currency euro (EUR) - since 01 January 2008Area 316 sq kmPopulation 410,290 (2007 est.)Anthem L-Innu MaltiReligion Roman Catholic 98%
Name of Malta• The origin of the term Malta is uncertain, and the modern-day variation derives from the Maltese language. The word Malta derives from the Greek word "honey". Possibly due to Maltas unique production of honey; unique species of bee lives on the island, giving it the popular nickname the "land of honey". Another theory suggests that the word Malta comes from the Phoenician word Maleth meaning "a haven" in reference to Maltas many bays and coves.
Landscapes in malta• The Maltese landscape offers rich rewards for those who enjoy exploring: interests in ancient and modern history• There are some pictures of Landscapes in Malta in the second slide.
Culture of MaltaThe culture of Malta is the culture of the Malteseislanders and reflects various societies that have comeinto contact with the Maltese Islands throughout thecenturies, including neighbouring Mediterraneancultures, and the cultures of the nations thatruled Malta for long periods of time prior toits independence in 1964. Saint Paul is a powerful national symbol, as he iscredited with converting the Maltese to Christianity.Megalithic temples that predate the Egyptian pyramids,Bronze Age archaeological sites, Phoenician inscriptions,and Roman catacombs all contribute to a sense ofnationhood.
Nieghbouring countriesMalta is an island so it doesnt havephysical borders with anyone. The closestcountry to Malta is Italy, although Italyisnt very near, its closer than Greece orNorth Africa.