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Malta

Malta \Malta\ n.

  1. A country on the island of Malta.

  2. An island south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Malta

Mediterranean island, from Latin Melite, perhaps from Phoenician melita, literally "place of refuge," from malat "he escaped."

Wiktionary
malta

n. A non-alcoholic carbonated malt beverage, popular in Latin America

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Malta, MT -- U.S. city in Montana
Population (2000): 2120
Housing Units (2000): 1067
Land area (2000): 1.056791 sq. miles (2.737075 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.056791 sq. miles (2.737075 sq. km)
FIPS code: 47425
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 48.355496 N, 107.871361 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 59538
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Malta, MT
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Malta, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
Population (2000): 177
Housing Units (2000): 75
Land area (2000): 1.421887 sq. miles (3.682670 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.421887 sq. miles (3.682670 sq. km)
FIPS code: 50230
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 42.309305 N, 113.370498 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Malta, ID
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Malta, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
Population (2000): 696
Housing Units (2000): 318
Land area (2000): 0.310566 sq. miles (0.804362 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.031503 sq. miles (0.081592 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.342069 sq. miles (0.885954 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46970
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 39.650509 N, 81.864421 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 43758
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Malta, OH
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Malta, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 969
Housing Units (2000): 389
Land area (2000): 0.375004 sq. miles (0.971255 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.375004 sq. miles (0.971255 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46279
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.929243 N, 88.861743 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 60150
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Malta, IL
Malta
Wikipedia
Malta (disambiguation)

Malta is a country in Europe.

Malta may also refer to:

Malta (island)

Malta is the largest of the three major islands that constitute the Maltese archipelago. It is sometimes referred to as Valletta for statistical purposes to distinguish the main island from the entire country. Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea directly south of Italy and north of Libya. The island is long and wide, with a total area of . The capital is Valletta, largest locality is Birkirkara. The island is made up of many small towns, which together form one Larger Urban Zone with a population of 409,259. The landscape is characterised by low hills with terraced fields.

Malta (soft drink)

Malta is a lightly carbonated malt beverage, brewed from barley, hops, and water much like beer; corn and caramel color may also be added. However, Malta is non-alcoholic, and is consumed in the same way as soda or cola in its original carbonated form, and to some extent, iced tea in non-carbonated form.

Malta is like a beer that has not been fermented. It is similar in color to stout (dark brown) but is very sweet, generally described as tasting like molasses. Unlike beer, ice is often added to a Malta when consumed. A popular way Latin Americans sometimes drink is by mixing it with condensed or evaporated milk.

Malta (European Parliament constituency)

In European elections, Malta is a constituency of the European Parliament, currently represented by six MEPs. It covers the member state of Malta. The electoral system used is Single Transferable Vote.

Malta (river)

The Malta is a river of Latvia, 105 kilometres long.

Malta (band)

Malta was a Swedish band. It was a duo consisting of Claes af Geijerstam and Göran Fristorp. In 1973, they had to change their band name to Nova in order to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest 1973 to perform the song " You're Summer" in Luxembourg, which would put them in 5th place.

Malta

Malta (; ), officially known as the Republic of Malta , is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies south of Italy, east of Tunisia, and north of Libya. The country covers just over , with a population of just under 450,000 (despite an extensive emigration programme since the Second World War), making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta, which at 0.8 km, is the smallest national capital in the European Union. Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English.

Malta's location has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, and a succession of powers, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French and British, have ruled the islands.

King George VI of the United Kingdom awarded the George Cross to Malta in 1942 for the country's bravery in the Second World War. The George Cross continues to appear on Malta's national flag. Under the Malta Independence Act, passed by the British Parliament in 1964, Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom as an independent sovereign Commonwealth realm, officially known from 1964 to 1974 as the State of Malta, with Elizabeth II as its head of state. The country became a republic in 1974, and although no longer a Commonwealth realm, remains a current member state of the Commonwealth of Nations. Malta was admitted to the United Nations in 1964 and to the European Union in 2004; in 2008, it became part of the Eurozone.

Malta has a long Christian legacy and its Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malta is claimed to be an apostolic see because, according to the Acts of the Apostles, Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked on Malta. Catholicism is the official religion in Malta.

Malta is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, Valletta, and seven Megalithic Temples, which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.

Usage examples of "malta".

Lough Derg near their home, while 60 people, including neighbours, civil defence, and the Order of Malta have searched a five-mile radius around their home, including bogs and marl holes.

With a favourable wind I shall look into Malta for possible but improbable reinforcements and the latest intelligence from those parts, and then proceed to Durazzo and beyond for the purpose of strengthening royalists and of capturing or destroying Bonapartist or- privateering ships.

Most would like to emigrate, after hearing glowing reports from the Maltese Labour Carps and other crews from abroad of higher pay outside Malta.

It looks out over the Mediterranean to the islands of Comino and Malta.

Gozo, looking out over the island and across the sea to the small island of Comino and, beyond that, the large island of Malta.

It was a very old, converted farmhouse which commanded superb views over the island and across the sea to the tiny island of Comino and the big island of Malta.

You know the same thing was done for Saint Stephen of Florence, Saint George Constantinian of Parma, and even for the Order of Malta.

You know the same thing was done for Saint Stephen of Florence, Saint George, Constantinian of Parma, and even for the Order of Malta.

There is a good cargo of parts from stolen cars to be picked up in Malta for Naples, a delivery of girls to our agent in Latakia, and a quantity of base morphine to be collected by transfer off Izmir.

Now Paul and his traveling companion, a Gentile physician named Lucanus, easily forgot the terrors of their voyage from Palestine, which had ended in shipwreck on the coast of Malta, winter there, and transfer to the ship that had brought them to Puteoli.

President and I should meet at Oran in our respective battleships, and that the two Staffs should have a preliminary consultation of four days at Malta.

If Cyrus Harding was not mistaken in his calculation, the island had almost the extent of Malta or Zante, in the Mediterranean, but it was at the same time much more irregular and less rich in capes, promontories, points, bays, or creeks.

September 8, in accordance with Allied instructions, the main body of the Italian Fleet left Genoa and Spezia on a daring voyage of surrender to Malta, unprotected either by Allied or Italian aircraft.

Bucket, not unwelcome, has sat himself down next to Mr. George and taken Quebec and Malta on his knees.

Proceeding to converse on indifferent matters, they walk up and down the little street, keeping step and time, until summoned by Quebec and Malta to do justice to the pork and greens, over which Mrs. Bagnet, like a military chaplain, says a short grace.