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Published on Dec 8, 2018

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00:02:57 1 Etymology
00:04:03 2 History
00:07:17 2.1 Prehistory
00:10:22 2.2 Greeks, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans
00:14:45 2.3 Arab period and the Middle Ages
00:16:13 2.4 Norman conquest
00:18:26 2.5 Crown of Aragon rule and the Knights of Malta
00:21:57 2.6 French period
00:24:45 2.7 British Empire and the Second World War
00:27:20 2.8 Independence and Republic
00:29:22 3 Politics
00:32:10 3.1 Administrative divisions
00:34:03 3.2 Military
00:35:25 4 Geography
00:37:07 4.1 Climate
00:40:00 4.2 Urbanisation
00:41:12 5 Economy
00:45:28 5.1 Banking and finance
00:46:27 5.2 Transport
00:53:03 5.3 Communications
00:54:59 5.4 Currency
00:55:55 5.5 Tourism
00:56:51 5.6 Science and technology
00:57:36 6 Demographics
01:02:46 6.1 Languages
01:05:13 6.2 Religion
01:12:33 6.3 Migration
01:12:42 6.3.1 Inbound migration
01:14:06 6.3.2 Outbound migration
01:15:43 6.4 Education
01:18:52 6.5 Healthcare
01:20:53 7 Culture
01:21:20 7.1 Music
01:21:56 7.2 Literature
01:22:38 7.3 Art and architecture
01:28:30 7.4 Cuisine
01:29:09 7.5 Customs
01:30:38 7.6 Traditions
01:34:41 7.7 Festivals
01:39:06 7.8 Media
01:41:59 7.9 Holidays
01:42:08 7.10 Sport
01:42:28 8 See also

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Malta (, (listen); Maltese: [ˈmɐltɐ]), officially known as the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2 (122 sq mi), Malta is the world's tenth smallest and fifth most densely-populated country. Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km.2 The official languages are Maltese and English, with Maltese officially recognised as the national language and the only Semitic language in the European Union.
Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, with a succession of powers having contested and ruled the islands, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French, and British. Most of these foreign influences have left some sort of mark on the country's ancient culture.
Malta became a British colony in 1815, serving as a way station for ships and the headquarters for the British Mediterranean Fleet. It played an important role in the Allied war effort during the Second World War, and was subsequently awarded the George Cross for its bravery in the face of an Axis siege, and the George Cross appears on Malta's national flag. The British Parliament passed the Malta Independence Act in 1964, giving Malta independence from the United Kingdom as the State of Malta, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and queen. The country became a republic in 1974. It has been a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations since independence, and joined the European Union in 2004; it became part of the eurozone monetary union in 2008.
Malta has a long Christian legacy and its Archdiocese is claimed to be an apostolic see because Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked on "Melita", according to Acts of the Apostles, which is now widely taken to be Malta. Catholicism is the official religion in Malta. Article 40 of the Constitution states that "all persons in Malta shall have full freedom of conscience and enjoy the free exercise of their respective mode of religious worship."Malta is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, Valletta, and seven megalithic temples which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.


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