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Malta: Interesting facts

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Malta is a country located in the Mediterranean Sea, with just under half a million people and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. These are some of the interesting things about this beautiful island state.

Malta Interesting facts

  1. Valletta is the capital of Malta and one of the places in the world with the largest number of historic monuments per square kilometer, according to UNESCO.
  2. The Calypso cave in Malta is the same cave Homer mentioned in the Odyssey.
  3. The Republic of Malta consists of several islands, of which only three are inhabited – Gozo, Comino and Malta.
  4. The official languages are English and Maltese.
  5. Considering that Britain long ruled Malta, some customs which were founded by the United Kingdom still remain today. They drive on the left hand side of the road.
  6. Off the coast of the country you can still find wreckages of ships destroyed in World War II.
  7. Malta has almost always been populated! There are traces of civilization dating back to the 6th century BC.
  8. Many Hollywood blockbusters were filmed right here: “Gladiator,” “Troy”, “Captain Phillips”.
  9. Most young people in Malta live with their parents until they enter the marriage.
  10. Malta has permanent air links with as many as 69 cities in spite of its modest surface.

Malta Interesting facts

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