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Malta


Full name: Republic of Malta
Capital City: Valletta
Language: Malti, Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic, English, Italian
Currency: Euro
Religion: Roman Catholic
National Anthem: The national anthem is "L-Innu Malti". The first line is "Lil din l-art helwa, l-Omm li tatna isimha" that can be interpreted as "This Motherland so dear whose name we bear!"
Places to Visit: Gozo, Valletta, Comino, Dingli Cliffs, Hagar Qim and many more interesting places.
Transport: Airways: Air Malta, Alitalia, Swissair, Emirates, KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa, Tuninter etc. Roadways: frequent buse services, taxis and cars can be found bewteen major places in the coutry.
Shopping: Some local handicrafts, cane works, lace works can be bought in cheap price.

About Malta
The Republic of Malta can be called an archpelago. In the group of islands there are total seven members. In the country the roadsides are characterised by the cathedrals that wewre builtt in the Renaissance period. The baroque palaces are also great intances of the architectural genius of the countrymen.

Malta Map

Physical Map Of Malta :
The group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea is known as Malta. It is located in the south corner of the European continent. Among all those islands only three have a climate, suitable for living. Except Malta the other two islands are Gozo or Ghawdex and Comino or Kemmuna. In Malta the highest altitude is claimed by the peak Ta' Dmejrek that rises above the sea level up to 253 meters. It is situated near Dingli. On the other hand the lowest point of the country is the Mediterranean Sea that is the sea level.

Malta Location Map

Location Of Malta :
Malta is situated in the southern region of the European continent.

The neighboring countruies that shar their borders with malta are Sicily in the southern region, Tunisia in the eastern region and Libya in the northeren region.

Climate Of Malta :
Before you visit the country Malta you must get some details about the climate there. You must know the best time to visit the country so that you can enjoy your trip fully. Malta's climate can be termed as a Mediterranean climate. The winter months are pleasing and characterized with frequent rainfalls. On the other hand the summer months are comparatively hotter and also arid. The months of January and February remain very cold and rainy. Besides that a cold wind blows over the land of Malta through out the year.

Malta Flag

Flag Of Malta :
The flag of a nation is of high respect and great importance. It not only bears the individuality of the country, but also bears some symbolic significance. The flag of Malta contains two bands that are vertical. The hoist side band is colored in white and the other one is red. In the white band there is a symbolic illustration of George Cross. The borderline of the George Cross is colored in red. In the year 1942 King George VI awarded this George Cross to the republic of Malta for bravery. In the flag the color red is symbolic of vigor and bloodshed. On the other hand white signifies peace.

Flora And Fauna Of Malta :
Flora : Since Malta is an island; the climate does not permit many species of trees. A few species of some plants such as grape, bay, olive and so on are found in the country. Carob and fig can also be found in some regions. In the mountainous region some unique species of rock plants are found in Malta.

Fauna : Like the flora of the country, the animal world is also not very rich with various species. Some of the native animals that can be seen are the weasel, bat, hedgehog and so on. Among the other varieties, you will find tortoises, turtles, butterflies; different species of lizard, rabbits, mice etc. the latter ones were not there previously in the country. However these were brought to the nation. Some sea animals like seal and porpoise and some other varieties of fishes can also be found here.

People Of Malta :
To talk about the origin of the people of Malta, they belong to the prehistoric Carthaginians and Phoenicians groups. Italian influence was also there in them. Those groups include the French, English, Arab, Greek and Spanish inhabitants. Th total population of the county is almost 400,214. The major portion of this number is covered by the native Maltese people.



Art, Culture And Music Of Malta :
Art : Malta's architecture has been influenced greatly by the western countries. In some villages handicrafts are being made. Dun Karm should be mentioned as a famous poet of the country.

Culture: Malta has developed a diverse culture in the presence of the ethnic groups. A popular music festival known as Malta Jazz Festival is held in the month of July.

Music: The music of Malta is highly influenced by the western countries. "Ghana" is a very common form of music in this country. The utterance of the word is like "aana". It is a sort of musical argument accompanied with guitar. This interesting debate is a result of continuous practice of the artists before performing the art. Western European Mode and Arabic mode are used in combination in this art form. Tambourine is another musical instrument that is mainly used for the folk music of the country. Some of the band music is also becoming popular in Malta.

Economy Of Malta :
The economy of the country Malta is highly dependent on the three grounds that are foreign trade, tourism and fabricating. The agricultural products of the country are mainly tomatoes, cauliflower, grapes, barley, potatoes, citrus, cut flowers, wheat and so on. Some of the growing industries in Malta are tourism industry, shipbuilding industry, textile industry, footwear and tobacco industry etc. The states that are involved in the export business with Malta are France, Singapore, UK, Germany, Italy and Libya. In Malta limestone is found in huge quantity.


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