Malta BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +1 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|35°56'39"N / 14°22'47"E|
|MT / MLT|
|Maltese (official) 90.1%|
English (official) 6%
other 0.9% (2005 est.)
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN|
|Malta banks list|
Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is known as the "Mediterranean Heart", covering an area of 316 square kilometers. It is a world-famous tourist destination and is known as the "European Village". The country consists of five small islands: Malta, Gozo, Comino, Comino, and Filfra. Among them, Malta has the largest area of 245 square kilometers and a coastline of 180 kilometers. The terrain of the island of Malta is high in the west and low in the east, with undulating hills and small basins in between, without forests, rivers or lakes, and lack of fresh water. It has a subtropical Mediterranean climate. |
Malta, the full name of the Republic of Malta, is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. It is known as the "Mediterranean Heart" and has an area of 316 square kilometers. It is a world-famous tourist destination and is known as the "European Village". The country consists of five small islands: Malta, Gozo, Comino, Comino, and Fierfra. Among them, Malta has the largest area with 245 square kilometers. The coastline is 180 kilometers long. The island of Malta is high in the west and low in the east, with undulating hills and small basins in between, without forests, rivers or lakes, and lack of fresh water. Malta has a subtropical Mediterranean climate. 401,200 people across Malta (2004). Mainly Maltese, accounting for 90% of the total population, the rest are Arabs, Italians, British, etc. The official languages are Maltese and English. Catholicism is the state religion, and a few people believe in Protestant Christianity and Greek Orthodox Church.
From the 10th to the 8th century BC, ancient Phoenicians settled here. It was ruled by the Romans in 218 BC. It was successively occupied by Arabs and Normans since the 9th century. In 1523, the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem moved here from Rhodes. In 1789, the French army expelled the Knights. It was taken over by the British in 1800 and became a British colony in 1814. It gained a certain degree of autonomy from 1947-1959 and 1961, and officially declared its independence on September 21, 1964, as a member of the Commonwealth.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. The flag surface is composed of two equal vertical rectangles, with white on the left and red on the right; the upper left corner has a silver-gray George Cross pattern with a red border. White symbolizes purity and red symbolizes the blood of warriors. The origin of the George Cross pattern: The Maltese people fought bravely during World War II and cooperated with the Allied forces to crush the German and Italian fascist offensives. In 1942, they were awarded the Cross by King George VI of England. Later, the medal design was drawn on the national flag, and when Malta became independent in 1964, a red border was added around the medal design.
Valletta: Valletta (Valletta) is the capital of the Republic of Malta and a famous European cultural city. It was drawn by the sixth leader of the Knights of St. John- Named after Valette, it is the national political, cultural and commercial center. It has many interesting aliases, such as "City of the Knights of St. John", "Great Masterpiece of Baroque", "City of European Art" and so on. The population is about 7100 people (2004).
The city of Valletta was designed by Michelangelo’s assistant Francisco La Palelli. In order to enhance the defense function, there is the guard of Fort Saint Elmo on the back of the sea, Dineburg and Fort Manuel are on the left of the bay, and there are three ancient cities on the right, and the Floriana defense is built in the direction of the rear city gate. Fortifications put Valletta at the core. The urban architecture is neatly laid out and there are many historic sites. In front of the city gate is the fountain of the "Three Sea Gods" (built in 1959), the Phoenician Hotel; in the city there are the National Archaeological Museum, the Art Gallery, the Manuel Theater, the Palace of the Knights (currently the Presidential Palace) built in 1571 and the building Ancient buildings such as St. John’s Cathedral in 1578. St. John’s Cathedral, a typical late Renaissance building, is considered a symbol of Valletta. The Chancellery Garden (Upper Bakra Garden) next to the city overlooks Dagang.
The city’s buildings are neatly laid out, with narrow and straight streets. The buildings on both sides are made of limestone unique to Malta. They are off-white, with a strong Middle Eastern Arabian architectural style and great for the architectural styles of other cities in Malaysia. influences. The city’s Baroque architectural style is in harmony with the local architectural form. There are 320 ancient buildings with architectural art and historical value. The entire city is a precious cultural heritage of humankind. It was listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1980. List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection.
Valletta is surrounded by mountains and rivers, with a pleasant climate and a unique geographical location. It is quiet and comfortable, without the hustle and bustle of big cities, and no smoke and dust from large industries, low pollution and convenient transportation , The market is prosperous, the social order is good, and the travel expenses are low. Spring comes early here. When Europe is still in the severe winter season with thousands of miles of ice, Valletta is already blooming in spring and sunny, and many Europeans come here to spend the winter. In summer, the sky is sunny, the sea breeze is slow, there is no cool summer, and the sea is clear and the beach is soft. It is a good place for swimming, boating and sunbathing. Nowhere in Malta can reflect the life of the Maltese better than Valletta. The busy city during the day retains a leisurely atmosphere; the old European buildings in the narrow alleys, the solemn churches, and the gorgeous palaces outline the ancient and beautiful Valletta.