Malta Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Malta?
Quiz by GeoPhilia
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Last updated: June 19, 2020
First submittedMay 18, 2020
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Capital city
Valletta
Sea in which Malta is situated
Mediterranean Sea
Country from which Malta gained its independence in 1964
United Kingdom
Malta has the sixth highest population _____ of any country, just ahead of Bangladesh
Density
Name of the largest island, containing 78% of the area of Malta
Malta
Second largest island
Gozo
Currency of Malta
Euro
Official languages
Maltese
English
Military order who ruled the islands from 1530–1798
Knights Hospitaller
War in which Malta's heroic resistance earned the entire country the George Cross
WWII
Countries which lie closest to Malta
Italy
Tunisia
Most populous municipality
St. Paul's Bay
Object which appears on the flag
Cross
Group of people who were expelled from Malta in 1249
Muslims
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Level 78
Jun 19, 2020
Didn't know the name of the municipality, so just started typing all the four-letter names from the New Testament and got it after trying Mark, Luke, Mary and John.
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Level 51
Aug 9, 2020
How'd you know it was four letters?
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Level 65
Sep 27, 2020
The length of the line sort of gives you a clue, but it's not exact.
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Level 72
Jun 20, 2020
I stupidly missed the currency question! I tried pound, dollar, ruble, rupee, real, rial, peso... totally forgot about this new currency called the 'euro'.
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Level 55
Dec 17, 2020
OMG you really tried rupee...
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Level 70
Jun 20, 2020
Congrats for the feature, Geo!
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Level 51
Jun 20, 2020
Great quiz
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Level 65
Jun 23, 2020
Beautiful country with some of the clearest, bluest seas I've ever seen (especially around the Comino Blue Grotto area).
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Level 60
Nov 7, 2020
Actually I think it is a pretty ugly country, seeing that they don't really have a working garbage collection. They have their trash lying around in sacks all over the pothole-covered streets. And they often rip open - yummy! Also people just trow their trash on these sacks when walking past. But the sea their is indeed the most beautiful one I know, at least on Gozo, because in Malta the people at the fish markets trow the fish heads into the water, which makes for a very interesting smell and sight.
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Level 71
Jun 24, 2020
Never saw a Maltese falcon, though. Or eat Maltesers there.
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Level 67
Jun 26, 2020
Perhaps put the question where cross is the answer, before the one where it is in the question.
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2020
Those two questions/answers have nothing to do with each other. It’s really just coincidental that they’re like that.
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Level 61
Sep 7, 2020
arabs for muslims?
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Level 57
Sep 7, 2020
Arabs are the people from Arab, not necessarily Muslim. As well as Muslims are although in Majority in Arab World, but there are Muslims all around the world as well.
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Level 76
Dec 17, 2020
How about Saracens?
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Level 60
Nov 7, 2020
This was really easy for me. I knew all the answers because of the tour guide in Malta. I thought back then this knowledge would never come in handy. Interestingly, they have these two places called Mdina and Rabat. Reminds me of two other places...
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Level 85
Dec 17, 2020
I'm surprised there was nothing about Popeye Village.
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Level 52
Dec 17, 2020
"Arabs" would be more accurate for the last question, "muslims" is too vague
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Level 71
Dec 17, 2020
I didn't know about this. My guess is that they were expelled along religious, rather than ethnic, grounds. (And, while I don't know the history, if it's like North Africa, it might be a bit too simple to refer to Muslims in Malta at that time as Arab.) Maltese, by the way, is a Semitic language. Their word for the (Christian) god is Allah (though I'm not sure that's how they spell it).
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Level 59
Dec 17, 2020
Yep because the Arabic 'Alla' or 'Allah' is derived from the much older Aramaic 'Elaha' (also used in Syriac), hence why you get jews, christians and muslims using 'Alla' today. It's like 'Dios' and 'Dio' in Spanish and Italian respectively derive from the Latin 'Deus'.
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Level 51
Dec 17, 2020
Surprised there weren't any Game of Thrones questions. Maybe you can add one?
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Level 65
Dec 17, 2020
Malta actually had a referendum in 1956 where they voted 77% to be integrated into the UK and would hold three seats in the Houses of Parliament. Cool country, there was this nondescript building in one of the places we were staying near in Gozo and this woman just sort of had a staircase spiralling down into the floor in the middle of the building and when you went down it you were in a reasonably big rock grotto with paths that went in all directions so that was interesting.
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Level 36
Dec 19, 2020
Great quiz, love Malta! :)
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Level 54
Dec 22, 2020
My first foreign holiday was in Malta about 6 years ago. It was a really interesting place to visit with loads to see and so much history. The waters around Gozo were amazing