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 Harbor of Valletta, Malta
The Grand Harbor (Maltese: il-Port il-Kbir), also known as the Port of Valletta.

About Malta

Malta Coat of ArmsMalta is a small archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, it is one of the smallest countries in Europe with an area of just 316 km² (122 sq mi).

Ghadira nature reserve, Malta
The Azure Window, a limestone natural arch on the Maltese island of Gozo.
Image: Luca Aless
Map view is showing the Sovereign State of Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, which consists of the main island of Malta and the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino. The island nation is located east of Tunisia, and about 100 km (60 mi) south of the island of Sicily (Italy).

Because of its strategic location and and natural harbors in the center of the Mediterranean Sea islands were the playground for many warring interest groups. Phoenician traders were the first to occupy Malta, followed by the Greeks, and in the 6th century B.C. it was the Carthaginians. Rome captured the island in 218 B.C..

In 1522 the Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, a medieval Roman Catholic military order, were forced to surrender and driven from Rhodes by the Ottoman Empire, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V gave them sovereignty over Malta. The Knights founded Valletta and defended it successfully against the Turks in 1565. The Knights' reign ended when Napoleon captured Malta in 1798, but the British Royal Navy was able to initiate a blockade of Malta and ended French occupation of Malta. In 1814, as part of the Treaty of Paris, the island officially became a part of the British Empire.

Today Malta has a population of 425,000 people, it is in the Top10 of the most densely populated countries, capital city of Malta is Valletta on the island of Malta. Official languages are Maltese and English.

The Map shows Malta with cities and towns, main roads and streets, Malta International Airport (IATA code: MLA) is located 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of Valletta City.

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Local Time Malta:
Monday-December-5  19:38  
Standard Time Zone (CET): UTC/GMT +1 hour
CEST (Daylight Saving Time) in use from end of March until end of October. Time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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