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Interesting Facts about Malta

Malta Interesting Facts

Matla, officially the Republic of Malta, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Malta:

  • According to legend, the island country gets its name from a Greek term that means "honey." The island is widely renowned for its distinctive sort of honey, which is produced by an uncommon species of bee.
  • The "cave of darkness," known as "Ghar-Dalam," is said to have been inhabited first in Malta. The ancient remains in the cave offer information about the inhabitants who inhabited it thousands of years ago.
  • The seven Megalithic Temples, among of the earliest free-standing buildings in the world, are also located in Malta. According to estimates, the nation has been inhabited from the early Neolithic era about 5000 BC.
  • The seven Megalithic Temples are one of the nation's three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malta. Al Saflieni Hypogeum and Valletta are the other two.
  • If you enjoy Hollywood films, you might be interesting to know that Malta has also appeared in works like "Gladiator," "Troy," "Captain Philips," and "Game of Thrones" on television. Its stunning and serene shoreline makes it a wonderful location for filming.
  • The official languages of the nation are English and Maltese, which is closely similar to Arabic.
  • The streets in Malta are relatively small since they were initially built with the homes' shadow totally obstructing them.
  • In Malta, wine is more affordable than water.
  • The third-oldest theater in Europe is located in Valletta, Malta and is called the Manoel.
  • The Hypogeum in Malta has a 6,000-year-old underground burial chamber and is one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world.
  • The third-largest unsupported dome in the world is the Mosta dome (shown above). During a bombardment during World War II, some 300 people sought sanctuary there; a bomb actually struck the cupola, but it didn't explode; instead, it fell to the ground. It is known as the Assumption of Our Lady and is Malta's biggest and most well-known church.
  • Divers of all abilities may enjoy diving in Malta, which boasts over 100 dive sites, several diving schools, and sites from the Second World War to recently wrecked ships.
  • Stories about Gozo and how it is believed to be Calypso's Isle from Homer's Odyssey have been passed down through history.
  • One of the world's top spots for windsurfing is Malta. Between November and March is the ideal time to travel.
  • The highest point in Malta is located near Dingli, which sits on a plateau 250 meters above sea level.
  • The currency of Malta is the euro.
  • One of the earliest man-made freestanding buildings in the world, gantija, was constructed by the first inhabitants on the island of Malta.
  • When you are in Malta, try the Pastizzi, a filo pastry cooked with ricotta cheese or mushy peas, and the Kinnie, a soft drink prepared from chinotto bitter oranges, spices, and herbs.
  • The majority of stores are found in Valletta, Gzira, Sliema, Paceville, Paola, and Hamrun, which also supply well-known worldwide brands. From fast food franchises to high-end restaurants serving a variety of foreign cuisine, you may find all different types of food.
  • Around the archipelago of Malta, numerous ships sank during World War II. Due of this, diving is among the most intriguing pastimes to engage in along the shore. It is an amazing experience to see ships that perished about a century ago beneath. These ships, which are covered with coral and algae, are teeming with marine life.
  • Malta is an archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of three main islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Malta is located south of Italy and shares a maritime border with the Italian island of Sicily. The distance between Malta and Sicily is approximately 93 kilometers (58 miles).

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