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Where is Malta?

Malta lies in the south of Europe and its official name is Republic of Malta. It is an island country in the Mediterranean Sea, that is independent and the European Union's smallest member state. This is where is Malta. It consists of three islands which include the largest and most developed main island of Malta, the rural but peaceful Gozo Island with great naturist views, and the smallest island Comino, which is inhabited by only a handful of people.

To tell you more about where is Malta, it lies 284 km east of Tunisia, 80 km south of Italy, and 333 km north of Libya. Its population is under 450,000 and it expands over an area of 316 square kilometers. The capital of Malta is Valletta and its official languages are English and Maltese. Throughout history, Malta has been given great strategic importance due to its location, making it a naval base. It has been ruled by the Romans, Normans, Phoenicians, French, Moors, Sicilians, Knights of St John, Spanish, and the British. The island became independent in 1964 from British rule but continued to be part of the British Commonwealth. It is a member of the European Union since 2004.

Malta is rich in cultural and history and it offers many attractions and activities to tourists. Among the most prominent places to visit in Malta, start with the breathtaking architecture of St John's Co-Cathedral which is covered in gold, marble and paint. Then, take a walk in Valletta, which was built by the Knights of St John on a rocky peninsula. As you walk along the edge of the city on the walls, you can see the two harbors. The city gate, which is the main entrance to the city, is a sight to behold as well.

If you want to explore the history of Malta, you ought to take a tour of the Grand Harbor. You can also explore war artifacts in the War Museum, which are a rich account of the Second World War. The other interesting places to visit in Malta include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mnajdra and Hagar Qim, which are some of the oldest stone buildings in the world. They were built between 3600 BC and 2500 BC approximately and are temple sites waiting to be explored. The island has dive centers all over and you can take a dip deep down to explore the exotic sea life too.