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Malta - Wikipedia. Republic of Malta. Capital. Valletta. The capital of Malta is Valletta, which at 0. European Union by area.
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John, French and British, have ruled the islands. Malta was admitted to the United Nations in 1. European Union in 2. Eurozone. Malta has a long Christian legacy and its Archdiocese of Malta is claimed to be an apostolic see because, according to Acts of the Apostles. Catholicism is the officialreligion in Malta.
The most common etymology is that the word Malta derives from the Greek word . The Romans went on to call the island Melita.
Few other etymological mentions appear in classical literature, with the term Malta appearing in its present form in the Antonine Itinerary (Itin. The extinction of the dwarf hippos and dwarf elephants has been linked to the earliest arrival of humans on Malta. A culture of megalithis temple builders then either supplanted or arose from this early period. Around the time of 3.
BCE, these people built some of the oldest existing free- standing structures in the world in the form of the megalithic . Animal bones and a knife found behind a removable altar stone suggest that temple rituals included animal sacrifice. Tentative information suggests that the sacrifices were made to the goddess of fertility, whose statue is now in the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. Archaeologists speculate that the temple builders fell victim to famine or disease, but this is not certain. Another archaeological feature of the Maltese Islands often attributed to these ancient builders is equidistant uniform grooves dubbed . These may have been caused by wooden- wheeled carts eroding soft limestone. They are claimed to belong to a population certainly different from that which built the previous megalithic temples.
It is presumed the population arrived from Sicily because of the similarity of Maltese dolmens to some small constructions found on the largest island of the Mediterranean sea. In the 2nd century, Emperor Hadrian (r. Malta to municipium or free town: the island local affairs were administered by four quattuorviri iuri dicundo and a municipal senate, while a Roman procurator, living in Mdina, represented the proconsul of Sicily. As the islands were much desired due to their strategic importance, it was during this time the men of Malta were militarised to fend off capture attempts; early counts were skilled Genoeseprivateers. During this period, when Frederick II of Hohenstaufen began to reorganise his Sicilian kingdom, Western culture and religion began to exert their influence more intensely. Malta was declared a county and a marquisate, but its trade was totally ruined.
For a long time it remained solely a fortified garrison. Early on in the Aragonese ascendancy, the sons of the monarchy received the title, . During this time much of the local nobility was created. By 1. 39. 7, however, the bearing of the title .
This led the Martin I of Sicily to abolish the title. Dispute over the title returned when the title was reinstated a few years later and the Maltese, led by the local nobility, rose up against Count Gonsalvo Monroy.
Instead, he promised never to grant the title to a third party, and incorporated it back into the crown. The city of Mdina was given the title of Citt. Speaking of the battle Voltaire said, . They also established watchtowers along the coasts – the Wignacourt, Lascaris and De Redin towers – named after the Grand Masters who ordered the work. The Knights' presence on the island saw the completion of many architectural and cultural projects, including the embellishment of Citt. Approximately 1. 1,0. Over the years preceding Napoleon's capture of the islands, the power of the Knights had declined and the Order had become unpopular.
This was around the time when the universal values of freedom and liberty were incarnated by the French Revolution. People from both inside the Order and outside appealed to Napoleon Bonaparte to oust the Knights.
Napoleon Bonaparte did not hesitate. His fleet arrived in 1. Egypt. As a ruse towards the Knights, Napoleon asked for safe harbour to resupply his ships, and then turned his guns against his hosts once safely inside Valletta.
Grand Master Hompesch capitulated, and Napoleon entered Malta. Public education was organised along principles laid down by Bonaparte himself, providing for primary and secondary education. French financial and religious policies so angered the Maltese that they rebelled, forcing the French to depart. Great Britain, along with the Kingdom of Naples and the Kingdom of Sicily, sent ammunition and aid to the Maltese and Britain also sent her navy, which blockaded the islands. The Maltese people created a Declaration of Rights in which they agreed to come . The Declaration also stated that .
After the Suez Canal opened in 1. Malta's position halfway between the Strait of Gibraltar and Egypt proved to be its main asset, and it was considered an important stop on the way to India, a central trade route for the British. Because of its position, several culinary and botanical products were introduced in Malta; some examples (derived from the National Book of Trade Customs found in the National Library) include wheat (for bread making) and bacon. The event, known as Sette Giugno (Italian for 7 June), is commemorated every year and is one of five National Days. However, despite Winston Churchill's objections. Malta was used by the British to launch attacks on the Italian navy and had a submarine base.
It was also used as a listening post, intercepting German radio messages including Enigma traffic. Some historians argue that the award caused Britain to incur disproportionate losses in defending Malta, as British credibility would have suffered if Malta surrendered, as British forces in Singapore had done. The collective award remained unique until April 1. Royal Ulster Constabulary became the second – and, to date, the only other – recipient of a collective George Cross.
Under its 1. 96. 4 constitution, Malta initially retained Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Malta and thus Head of State, with a Governor- General exercising executive authority on her behalf. In 1. 97. 1, the Malta Labour Party led by Dom Mintoff won the General Elections, resulting in Malta declaring itself a republic on 1.
December 1. 97. 4 (Republic Day) within the Commonwealth, with the President as head of state. A defence agreement signed soon after independence, and re- negotiated in 1. March 1. 97. 9. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, their first face- to- face encounter, which signalled the end of the Cold War. Malta had the second- highest voter turnout in the world (and the highest for nations without mandatory voting), based on election turnout in national lower house elections from 1.
However, where a party wins an absolute majority of votes, but does not have a majority of seats, that party is given additional seats to ensure a parliamentary majority. The Constitution of Malta provides that the president appoint as prime minister the member of the House who is best able to command a (governing) majority in the House. The President of Malta is appointed for a five- year term by a resolution of the House of Representatives carried by a simple majority.
The role of the president as head of state is largely ceremonial. The main political parties are the Nationalist Party, which is a Christian democratic party, and the Labour Party, which is a social democratic party.
The Labour Party is currently at the helm of the government, the Prime Minister being Joseph Muscat. The Nationalist Party and the Democratic Party, with Simon Busuttil as its leader, is in opposition. There are a number of smaller political parties in Malta that presently have no parliamentary representation.
Until the Second World War, Maltese politics was dominated by the language question fought out by Italophone and Anglophone parties. The country is divided into five regions, with each region having its own Regional Committee, serving as the intermediate level between local government and national government. The six districts (five on the main island) serve primarily statistical purposes. A mayor and a deputy mayor are elected by and from the councillors.
The executive secretary, who is appointed by the council, is the executive, administrative and financial head of the council. Councillors are elected every four years through the single transferable vote. People who are eligible to vote in the election of the Maltese House of Representatives as well as resident citizens of the EU are eligible to vote. Due to system reforms, no elections were held before 2.
Since then, elections have been held every two years for an alternating half of the councils. Local councils are responsible for the general upkeep and embellishment of the locality (including repairs to non- arterial roads), allocation of local wardens and refuse collection; they also carry out general administrative duties for the central government such as collection of government rents and funds and answer government- related public inquiries.
Additionally, a number of individual towns and villages in the Republic of Malta have sister cities. Military. This is achieved by emphasising the maintenance of Malta's territorial waters and airspace integrity. Malta's search- and- rescue area extends from east of Tunisia to west of Crete, covering an area of around 2. Only the three largest islands – Malta (Malta), Gozo (G. The smaller islands (see below) are uninhabited.
The islands of the archipelago lie on the Malta plateau, a shallow shelf formed from the high points of a land bridge between Sicily and North Africa that became isolated as sea levels rose after the last Ice Age. The landscape consists of low hills with terraced fields.
The highest point in Malta is Ta' Dmejrek, at 2. Dingli. Although there are some small rivers at times of high rainfall, there are no permanent rivers or lakes on Malta.
However, some watercourses have fresh water running all year round at Ba.