Pictures from Malta

Last modified 30.03.2022 | Published 13.07.2008Malta, Photo Galleries, Southern Europe

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This is a collection of pictures from Malta, the result of a trip in 2008 to this island in the sun with a fascinating history.

If you look up my articles from Malta, you will also find videos, a world heritage site and a regular travelogue. Before you do, start with these pictures from Malta.

The islands of Malta is about beautiful scenery and historic towns. Have a look at Valletta, Mdina and the colourful buses.

Afterwards, find more photo galleries on Sandalsand

Fast facts

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is a moderated excerpt:

Malta is an island country in the European Union. It is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, and considered part of Southern Europe. Malta lies 80 km south of Sicily (Italy), 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia, and 333 km north of Libya. The official languages are Maltese and English. 66% of the current Maltese population is at least conversational in the Italian language.

With a population of about 516,000 over an area of 316 km2, Malta is the world’s tenth-smallest country in area and fourth most densely populated sovereign country. Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.61 km2. Malta is one of the two island countries in the Mediterranean, along with Cyprus.

Malta has had Christians since the time of Early Christianity. It was predominantly Muslim while under Arab rule, at which time Christians were tolerated. Muslim rule ended with the Norman invasion of Malta by Roger I in 1091. Today, Catholicism is the state religion, but the Constitution of Malta guarantees freedom of conscience and religious worship.

Malta is a tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments. There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites; ?al Saflieni Hypogeum, Valletta, and also seven megalithic temples which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.