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Malta Flag The Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta' Malta) is an island country located in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy, Libya, and Tunisia. It consists of three inhabited islands - Malta Island, Gozo, and Comino (Kemmuna) - as well as a number of other uninhabited islands - Cominotto (Kemmunett), Delimara Island, Filfla, Fungus Rock (Il-Gebla tal-General), Ghallis Island, Islands of St. Paul, Manoel Island, Qawra Island and Xrob l-Ghagin Island.

Malta is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. As of 2006, the estimated population was 402,000 - more than 3,000 inhabitants per square mile (more than 1,265 people per km2).

The capital and main port of Malta is Valetta, which as of 2005 had an estimated population of 6,315. The largest city of Malta is however Birkirkara (also known as "B'Kara"), which as of 2005 had an estimated population of 21,775.



Map of Malta

Malta Country Details


Country Name Malta
Political Status Country
Geographic Location In an island group in southern Europe
Flag Malta Flag
Principal Language Maltese
Capital Valletta
Major Towns/Cities
  • Birgu
  • Birkirkara
  • Bormla
  • Isla
  • Mdina
  • Qormi
  • Rabat
  • Senglea
  • Siggiewi
  • Sliema
  • Valletta (Capital)
  • Zabbar
  • Zebbug
  • Zejtun


  • Web Sites about Malta


    Senglea, Malta
    Here are some other web sites about Malta::

    Bighi hospital, Kalkara, Malta

    Books about Malta


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    Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

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    Paperback (192 pages)

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a boat trip through the Azure Window, explore the stepped streets of Valletta, or enjoy a long lazy lunch by the sea in Marsaxlokk; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Malta and Gozo and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, and wine
    • Over 36 local maps
    • Covers Valletta, Marsaxlokk Victoria, Mdina, Dwerja, the Blue Lagoon, San Blas Bay, Gozo, Comino, Sliema, St. Julian's, Paceville, the Dingli Cliffs, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo, our most comprehensive guide to Malta and Gozo, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Top 10 Malta and Gozo (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
    By Mary-Ann Gallagher

    DK Eyewitness Travel
    Released: 2015-07-07
    Paperback (128 pages)

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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Malta and Gozo is your pocket guide to the very best of Malta and Gozo.

    Make the most of your trip to Malta and Gozo with our Top 10 Travel Guide. Take spectacular island walks and drives to experience the area's natural beauty; tour charming towns and villages, or visit fascinating temples and ancient sites. Your Top 10 Travel Guide can help you find a hotel on any budget, and gives fun ideas for experiencing Malta and Gozo with families and children. Enjoy every bit of your Mediterranean vacation with a travel guide that's packed with great ideas and insider tips.

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    True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

    • "Don't miss" destination highlights.
    • Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
    • Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout.
    • Walking tours and day-trip itineraries.
    • Traveler tips and recommendations.
    • Local drink and dining specialties to try.
    • Museums, festivals, outdoor activities.
    • Creative and quirky best-of lists and more.

    The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Malta and Gozo

    Malta and Gozo (Bradt Travel Guides Malta & Gozo)
    By Juliet Rix

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    Now in its third edition, Bradt's Malta has built a reputation as being the guide to have if you are really interested in discovering this island nation beyond the beaches. Updated throughout, this new edition delves into Malta's temples more comprehensively than any other guidebook. Packed with historical and archaeological facts from the Stone Age to the Romans, the Knights Hospitaller to World War II, it also showcases the islands' wildlife (and bird-watching opportunities), summer festas, and the less commercialised islands of Gozo and Comino. It also includes details of developments for the 2018 Valletta European Capital of Culture. Malta has long been known for package holidays but this island nation has 7,000 years of fascinating and visible history. With new hotels opening across the islands the guide includes greater coverage of accommodation and restaurants. There is more to the island than sun and sea and this guide will help you to discover the Malta beyond the tourist resorts.







    In Love With Malta: The Hidden Treasures
    By Paddy Cummins

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    In Love with Malta The Hidden Treasures From the Author of the Number One Best Seller: ‘It’s a Long Way to Malta’ The hidden treasures of Malta, Gozo and Comino, little gems that you won’t find in other guide books, but define the charm and mystique of The Maltese Islands. There is something for everyone to enjoy from living it up in modern urban resorts to wandering leisurely in little traditional hamlets and villages dotted throughout the islands where time seems to stand still and you can linger awhile and relax in the warm sunshine. The perfect guide to the hidden treasures of The Maltese Islands.
    Malta: Where To Go, What To See - A Malta Travel Guide (Malta, Valletta, Birkirkara, Mosta, Qormi, Sliema, Naxxar) (Volume 1)
    By Worldwide Travellers

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    Malta: Where To Go, What To See - A Malta Travel Guide (Malta, Valletta, Birkirkara, Mosta, Qormi, Sliema, Naxxar) (Volume 1)
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    What This Guide Covers:

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    Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (192 pages)

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a boat trip through the Azure Window, explore the stepped streets of Valletta, or enjoy a long lazy lunch by the sea in Marsaxlokk; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Malta and Gozo and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, and wine
    • Over 28 local maps
    • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Children
    • Coverage of Valletta, Marsaxlokk Victoria, Mdina, Dwerja, the Blue Lagoon, San Blas Bay, Gozo, Comino, Sliema, St. Julian's, Paceville, the Dingli Cliffs, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo, our most comprehensive guide to Malta and Gozo, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Abigail Blasi.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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    Insight Guides: Malta
    By APA Publications Limited

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    There's so much to see and do in Malta: from the Unesco World Heritage Site of Valetta; to the deep blue lagoon on the uninhabited island of Comino; to the ancient Ggantija temples, which date back to 3,600BC. Get inspired to visit Malta with the new edition of Insight Guide Malta, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this historic country.
    Inside Insight Guide Malta:

    A fully overhauled edition by our expert Malta author.

    Highlights of the country's top attractions, including the lively city of Valetta on the main island, to the cultural hub that is Victoria, located on the island of Gozo.

    Descriptive region-by-region accounts that cover the two islands that make up Malta, together with all the main sights and attractions.

    Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip to Malta, including our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants.

    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guidebooks and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

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    The Story of Malta: "This precious stone set in the silver sea"
    By Maturin Murray Ballou

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    "A graphic delineator of scenes and events, while at the same time a perfect master of language, Mr. Ballou enlists the interest of his readers at the beginning, and does not allow it to wane. In the present work he has done a valuable service to the young, especially, by taking them to a historic spot, which, although it appears but a speck on the map, owing to its small superficial area, has a romantic interest rarely equaled by any tract of like size. Its present aspect, too, is attractive and picturesque. Since the opening of the Suez canal it has attained an importance, commercially speaking, which brings it to more general notice than previously; while the student, the antiquarian and the artist have learned the value of rich treasure which the island holds for them. It is the casual tourist, the visitor, the sight-seer, the man of leisure, to whom Mr. Ballou most strongly appeals, and the pen pictures which are given of a civilization covering 3,000 years, of Phoenician, Punic, Roman, Grecian and Asiatic domination, must attract and interest all who read." -Good Housekeeping

    "Nothing worth seeing seems to escape his eye, while all that would delight others to know is portrayed in a rich, graphic style." -New York Observer.

    "It is as useful to read him as it is enjoyable to travel with him." -Journal of Education (Boston).

    "Few persons have traveled so extensively, and no one more profitably, both to himself and the public, than Mr. Ballou." -Edwin P. Whipple.

    "One of those pleasing accounts of which Mr. Ballou has furnished so many, in which the graphic pen pictures of a tourist are made to alternate with accurate historical records, is to be found in 'The Story of Malta.' His wide experience, his knowledge of men and their ways, his trained habit of sight, and his quick faculties of reasoning, all combine to make this production one of interest and profit." -The Chautauquan

    "The island of Malta is not only a place of great historic interests, but one of modern commercial importance as well. It is directly in the highway between Europe and Asia, and has become a sort of half-way station for the great bulk of the shipping which traverses the Suez Canal. 'The Story of Malta,' by Mr. Maturin M. Ballou, is an interesting and careful study of this small but noteworthy bit of terra firma in Mediterranean waters." -Kate Field's Washington

    "The island of Malta, since the opening of the Suez Canal, has become the maritime half-way-house between Europe and Asia, which imparts to it vast commercial importance and causes it to be visited by many people who but from the force of circumstances would perhaps never have become conversant with its singularly beautiful surroundings, or its fascinating capital, the unique city of Valletta. Mr. Ballou's new volume gives a thorough description of the island of Malta, its history, scenery and inhabitants." -Publishers Weekly

    "Maturin M. Ballou's books of travel are so well known to those that take pleasure in voyaging by proxy, that to mention a new book by him, its subject and scope, is quite sufficient. His latest book is 'The Story of Malta,' and the subject is one that gives good scope to Mr. Ballou's pen. Its historic nature carries well the slight touch of pedantry that he always has, and its limited area concentrates his attention, and prevents that discursive rambling from New Zealand to Norway that he delights in. The result is a very interesting book, with some eloquent chapters." -The Overland Monthly


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