City of Valletta
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Date of Inscription:1980
The capital of Malta is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta’s 320 monuments, all within an area of 55 ha, make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
True or FalseTrivia Description 和訳
Phoenician ―a., n.フェニキア(人、語(の))
Maltese ―a., n.マルタ(人、語(の))
delve ―vi.探求する(into, among)
go off the beaten track(path)道を外れる、変わったことをする
parapet ―n. (城の)城壁
(right) on cue予告どおりに、ぴったりそのときに
An archipelago at the centre of the Mediterranean with a wealth of heritage. An archipelago at the centre of the Mediterranean with a wealth of heritage. Home once to ancient civilizations and Eure’s nobles. s nobles. Mal’s location at the heart of the Mediterranean is the key to its rich history.
At the crossroads of maritime routes, the Islands have been a home, stronghold, trading post and refuge over 7000 years of history. At the crossroads of maritime routes, the Islands have been a home, stronghold, trading post and refuge over 7000 years of history. From temple builders, searing Phoenicians and the traveller Apostle Paul, to the Knights of St John, Napoleon and British royalty - all have set foot here leaving their imprint for you to discover.
In Malta, youﾕll explore 7000 years of history yet live passionately in the present.You'll span the millennia with an astonishing array of things to discover. And wherever you go, the Islands' scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop. The colours are striking. Honey-coloured stone against the deepest of Mediterranean blues.
The Fortress City, Citta' Umilissima, "a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen". Valetta has many titles, all recalling its rich historical past. It is the "modern" city built by the Knights of St John; a masterpiece of the baroque; a European Art City; and a World Heritage City. But these are just some of its faces and fortunes.
Quoted by Malta Tourism Authority↓ http://www.tourism.org.mt/
Republic of Malta
The Constitution provides that the National Flag of Malta consists of two equal vertical stripes, white in the hoist and red in the fly, with a representation of the George Cross, edged with red, in the canton of the white stripe; the breadth of the flag is one and a half times its height.
Area comparative:slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC
Climate: Mediterranean with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers
Population: 400,420 (July 2003 est.)
Languages: Maltese(official), English(official) and Italy
Religion: Roman Catholic 91%
LINK； http://www.tourism.org.mt/ http://www.holiday-malta.com/index.html
by Satoshi Sakai, Aoyamagakuin College of Economics