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Malta consists of a small group of islands in the Mediterranean,
south of Sicily.
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Malta is the largest island, with Valetta the capital.
Gozo lies to the north of Malta Island, with Kemunna Island, and
the smaller Kemmunett Island, between them.
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Because of its location, there are many ancient monuments and
remains on Malta that speak volumes about its colourful history.
The Phoenicians colonised the island in about 1,000 BC.
A few hundred years later they were occupied by the Greeks, who called
the colony Melita.
The islands passed into the Rome's hands, and then became a possession
of the Arabs.
The Maltese Arabs were defeated by a Norman army in 1090, and Malta
later became a feudal fief of the Kingdom of Sicily.
The Knights of St John of Jerusalem fortified Valletta after an
unsuccessful siege by the Ottoman Turks in 1565, making it one of the foremost
In 1798 Napoleon occupied the islands during his Egyptian campaign,
but the French were forced to withdraw the following year, by Horatio Nelson.
Malta became a Crown Colony of the British Empire in 1814.
The Maltese were awarded the George Cross by George VI, in 1942, in
recognition of their bravery against Italian and German onslaughts.
The islanders became independent on September 21, 1964.
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City of Birgu:
Maltas oldest Maritime Capital.
Island of Gozo:
Gozo is just twenty minutes by ferry from Malta.
The official tourism site for Malta, Gozo and Comino.
Accommodation in Malta
Phoenicia Malta Valletta:
The Phoenicia is an elegant hotel offering guests an unparalleled experience in comfort,
service and luxury. The rich colonial atmosphere of the hotel is immediately recognisable
on entering the Palm Court Lounge.
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