Oguz Kaan Kısa · Feb. 10, 2021
As you can imagine, Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, so did you know that it consists of 7 islets? But only the 2 largest have life in Malta and Gozo, and on the 3rd largest island Comino there is only one luxury resort. There are no habitants in the remaining islets. In total, the area covered by all the islands is up to 316 km², so 30,443 Malta can fit in the United States!
Although there are many theories, what geographers have said over the years is that the Maltese Islands do not consist of a single whole land, but that there is a bridge connection to the land known as Sicily today, 100 meters below the sea.
Although it is one of the most isolated land parts of the Mediterranean, the findings obtained show that different communities have lived in Malta since the Neolithic period in 5000 BC.
The evidence comes from Malta's famous 11 monumental structures from ancient times. The ruins are on the UNESCO World Heritage list and are often considered one of the oldest unsupported structures in the world.
Having been a British colony for 150 years, Malta gained its independence in 1964. In 1974, it took the form of republican administration and joined the European Union in 2004.
The Maltese, like the British, drive on the left side of the road, although they no longer have any official loyalty to the British. In Malta and Gozo, traffic runs from the left. Unless otherwise stated on the traffic signs, the speed limit on rural roads is 80 km / h and in residential areas 50 km / h.
If you are considering renting or driving a car in Malta, it is recommended that you take out comprehensive insurance. National or international driving licenses are valid.
A village has been unearthed from WWII aircraft hangars, Ta 'Qali Plane Village in Attard is a great example of basic art and aircraft scenes.
Here you can find local glass artists, potters, and jewelry makers performing their hippie-style art and selling their Maltese work.
One of the most famous flavor is Pastizzi, a pastry made with Italian curd cheese or porridge peas. Pastizzi is served with Kinnie, a sauce made from local herbs, spices and chinotto, which is a bitter orange.
With its unspoiled nature, calm coast, ancient artifacts and different mystery, Malta has been the scene of many Hollywood productions such as Gladiator, Troy, Captain Phillips and Game of Thrones.
While there are magnificent natural landscapes and architectural structures in Malta, there is almost no forest area. In addition, these 7 islands have neither mountains or rivers.
And actually the biggest surprise is that Valletta is the first planned and built city in Europe. The planning of the city is based on the order of St. John of Jerusalem in 1565. Completed in 15 years, it has become one of the fastest-scaling cities in the world and has a record in this area, it also looks amazing at sunset.