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From time immemorial, several miniature islands served as a safe haven for travelers, merchants and emigrants plowing the sea. Even Odysseus for seven long years enjoyed the hospitality of the local nymph Calypso. By the way, in translation from the ancient language of the Phoenicians, Malta is a refuge. The warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea wash the Maltese archipelago from all sides. Blue lagoons attract millions of tourists from around the world every year. The capital of Malta, Valletta, named after its most famous knight and protector. With its submission in 1566, construction of a new city began. This happened immediately after the successful victory of the Knights of the Order of St. John over the troops of the Ottoman Empire. Another large tourist city with the Arabic name Mdina is known for the complete lack of car traffic, which allows it to save from destruction the countless Baroque palaces and Moorish fortresses.
Key info
Maltese. English
425.4 thousand
0.12 thousand sq mi(0.32 thousand sq km)
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