Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between
Sicily and the North African coast. It's a nation known for historic
sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors,
Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses,
megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex
of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.
Meditteranean SeaThe island-state of Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily
(Italy), it consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino, of which Malta
is the largest island. In its history the Maltese archipelago was strategically
important for the domination of the Mediterranean. Malta became an EU member in
May of 2004.
Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in the early 19th century.
The island supported the UK through both World Wars and remained in the Commonwealth
when it became independent in 1964. On 13 December 1974 Malta became a republic.
Over the last 15 years, the island has become a major freight transshipment point,
financial center, and tourist destination.
Up-to-date news from Malta.
Malta daily news (in Maltese)The Malta Independent
News and Webcasting from Malta.Malta Today
Regional News.The Times & The Sunday