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Fun facts and curious information about Malta to boost your knowledge of the island

Do you know Malta's ancient name? Or the legend of St. Paul and the snake?

Malta has plenty of curious facts that you won’t probably find in your tourist guide, from customs to proverbs, passing from one generation to the next through legends, historical and religious beliefs. Malta is unique with regards to so many aspects!

Browse the list below to learn more about Malta's facts and curious information.

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Flag it on the roof Maltese people like flags, and so, on many roofs you can see various flags on a day to day basis or for celebrations. These are the meaning of the different colours: Red for the r...
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The historical heritage of the University of Malta The University of Malta is one of the oldest in the World, it was founded in 1592. Today it offers numerous courses ranging from arts and humanities...
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Maltese down under There are more Maltese people in Melbourne, Australia then there are in the Maltese Islands....
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A miracle or a prank? The Mosta dome is the 4th largest unsupported dome in the world. During the Second World War, a bomb pierced the dome and fell through without exploding. Many believe it’s...
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Do a little more, get a World Record Malta has two Guinness World Records, achieved by Maltese people in 2011: First it hosted the largest gathering of people dressed as storybook characters! It was...
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The passion of the people Maltese people kill for three things: Religion, politics, and the Eurovision....
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Every day there's somewhere to pray There are around 365 churches on the Maltese Islands...One for every day of the year!...
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When the right side is left In Malta, they neither drive on the right, nor on the left; they drive in the shade....
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Trees from the times of Jesus Christ Malta is the home of around 60 tree species, many of which are quite rare and have to be protected. The oldest trees in Malta are olive trees found in Bidnija goi...
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Do you speak Maltese? Maltese, spoken by some less than a million people worldwide, was recognized as an official language of the European Union, greatly disappointing the Catalans who didn’t m...
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