Sunday, May 19, 2013


Malta is an island country. It is  member of the European Union. It is densely populated and consists of an archipelago situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, south of Italy, east of Tunisia and north of Libya. Because of its strategic location, it has been ruled by various powers and has fought over independence for centuries. Since 1964 Malta is an independent state and in 2004 it joined the European Union.

The Maltese archipelago lies on the edge of the African Plate, Eurasian very close. It is composed of the inhabited islands of Malta Gozo and Comino. On its shores there are a lot of bays provide good harbors.    It also has other smaller islands among which the islets of Filfla and Cominotto, or the Islands of St. Paul.

Maltese cuisine was born of the long relationship between the Maltese and Spanish that  ruled the islands.The fusion of flavours has given their kitchen a distinctive flavour in the Mediterranean.

The culture of Malta reflects the various influences of the countries that have ruled it until 1964, particularly from Italy and the UK.The Maltese customs, legends and folklore are studied and categorized slowly, like any other European tradition.

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