Interesting Trivia about Malta

Despite its small size Malta packs a real punch in terms of it fascinating history and culture. We thought we’d give you a small taster of interesting facts about one of our favourite lesser known European countries.

Our top trivia …

June2014Mapof-Malta Malta actually consists of many islands but only three are inhabited: Gozo, Comino and Malta. Malta is considered to be one of the smallest countries in the world with the largest island ( Malta) measuring only 27km by 17km.
June2014MalteseFlag Malta was controlled by Great Britain from 1814 until 1964 when it gained its independence. English is still one of the main languages spoken alongside Maltese.
June2014Troy Malta is a famous haunt for film crews being the location for films such as Gladiator, Captain Philips and Troy and more recently the TV series Game of Thrones.
June2014Diving With its clear azure blue waters, Malta is a diver’s paradise frequently being listed as one of the best diving spots in the world. One of the most famous diving spots is the Blue Hole near Gozo.
June2014MalteseBoats In Malta, the boats have eyes. These quaint boats known as Luzzu, still in daily use by local fisherman, are decorated in bright colours with eyes painted on the prow to ward off bad luck at sea.


If you’d like to check out Malta in person and maybe study at our school there, contact us at LSI Malta