This densely populated island country is in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. Its strategic position has seen Malta governed by many different powers from the Phoenicians to the Knights of St John, and most recently the British. The main languages spoken are now Maltese and English.|
Its capital city is Valletta, a major port, and its biggest city is Birkirkara. It is a popular holiday destination with sunny summers and mild winters. Check out some of its most popular harbour destinations on the webcams, including life on the quieter island of Gozo.
Some of Malta’s major attractions are the Megalithic Temples, the oldest free-standing structures in Europe. Its main resources are limestone, manufacturing and tourism.