We need to remember not all islands are equal for many reasons, but they are all worth learning about! In July we looked at some off the coast of South America, and this month we will look at a country made up of islands between Europe and Africa. Visiting the Mediterranean Sea brings us to some beautiful islands that make up the country of Malta. Though many of us have a certain picture that pops into our heads when we think of an island, I want to challenge you to see the different cultures and what you can learn from it.
Capital City: Valletta, located on the island Malta
Location and Land: The country of Malta is made up of five islands: Malta, Gozo, Comino, Kemmunett, and Filfla. The islands are located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is known for its beautiful coastlines and its amazing diving spots!
The People: Most of the people are ethnically Maltese, and most live in urban areas. They have maintained their culture even as far as keeping the main language Maltese ("the only semitic language written in the Latin alphabet") as well as English. Though the national religion is Roman Catholicism, they do have religious freedom.