Flag of the Week: Malta

Author name
Elena Cavallero

Officially known as the Republic of Malta, the rocky islands of Malta are located in the Mediterranean Sea. The archipelago of Malta doesn’t have rivers or mountains, but the coastline has impressive harbors and sandy beaches. The capital, Valletta, was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for the historical buildings dating back to 16th century.


Malta is a small country, but it has a rich history of kingdoms such as the Greeks, Romans, and the Arabs. Still nowadays Malta has maintained the attractiveness of the past because of its extremely beneficial tax system. For these reason billionaires form all over the world take citizenship in Malta making the country one of the wealthiest in the EU.

The national language of Malta, Multi, resembles to Arabic and it’s the only Semitic language written in Latin characters. The island country has three UNESCO world heritage sites: city of Valletta, the megalithic temples (oldest stone building in the world), and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (sanctuary and cemetery).

Fun Fact:

During WW2 Malta was the hub of the nurse of the Mediterranean treating more than one hundred and thirsty six thousand wounded soldiers.