Blue Window - Bye Bye, Malta!!!

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Malta, officially the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, 80 km (50 mi) south of Sicily, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. Gibraltar lies 1,755 km (1,091 mi) to the west and Alexandria 1,508 km (937 mi) to the east. Malta covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi) in land area, making it one of the world's smallest states. It is also one of the most densely populated countries worldwide. The de facto capital city of Malta is Valletta; the largest town, Birkirkara. The main island comprises many towns, which together form one Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) with a population of 368,250 according to Eurostat. The country has two official languages: Maltese (the national language) and English. Throughout history, Malta's location has given it great strategic importance, and a succession of powers including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese, Habsburg Spain, Knights of St John, French and the British ruled the islands. Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and became a republic in 1974, whilst retaining membership in the Commonwealth of Nations. Malta was admitted to the United Nations in 1964 and to the European Union in 2004. Malta is also party to the Schengen Agreement and in 2008 it became part of the eurozone. Malta has a long Christian legacy and is an Apostolic see. According to the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible, St. Paul was shipwrecked on "Melite", as the Greeks called the island, and ministered there. Catholicism is the official religion in Malta as declared by the Maltese constitution.

Malta is internationally renowned as a tourist destination, with numerous recreational areas and historical monuments, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, most prominently the Megalithic Temples which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world. more information

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Comments (71)

AngelUzquiza on January 20, 2013

Thank you for your comment, Der! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

Clare Dlgm. on April 9, 2013

LIKE! dlgm.cl

AngelUzquiza on May 18, 2013

Hello, dlgm.cl! Thank you for your comment! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

Giannino NO VIEWS on June 1, 2013

very beautiful detail - L I K E - greetings from ROME - Gianni

AngelUzquiza on June 2, 2013

Thank you for your comment, Gianni! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact! Have a nice day!

Best wishes ,Angel

Mário Eloi Castro on June 3, 2013

Excelente composição, Angel!

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Um abraço desde Portugal, Mário Eloi Castro

AngelUzquiza on July 7, 2013

Hola Mario!

Muchas gracias por tu comentario! Me alegro de que te guste!

Estamos en contacto! Que pases un buen día!

Saludos! ,Angel

Beatriz Abella Villa… on July 22, 2013

Qué austeridad!

AngelUzquiza on July 26, 2013

Eso es lo que buscaba, Beabella, minimalismo!"

;-)

Muchas gracias por tu comentario! Me alegro de que te guste!

Estamos en contacto! Que pases un buen día!

Saludos! ,Angel

Heidiho for PANORAMI… on February 18, 2014

outstanding still life

AngelUzquiza on April 5, 2014

Thank you for your comment, Heidiho! I´m glad you like it!

We are in contact!

Best regards ,Angel

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  • Uploaded on August 4, 2012
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    by AngelUzquiza
    • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
    • Taken on 2011/05/27 16:52:06
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 39.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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