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ID: 7005729
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Malta (nation)  Malta (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 55 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 014 25 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 14.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises 3 islands in strategic location in Mediterranean; inhabited since 3800 BCE; ruled by Carthaginians (8th century BCE), Rome (until 395), Constantinople, Arabs (870) and Normans (1091); ceded to Hospitalers (Knights of St. John) in 1530; British by 1802; official languages are Maltese (a Semitic language of the Southern Central group) and English.

Names:
Malta (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Malta (Maltese-P,U,N)
Malta (Spanish-P,U,N)
Malta (Italian-P,U,N)
Repubblika ta'Malta (C,V,O,Maltese,U,N)
Republic of Malta (C,V,English,U,N)
Malta, Republic of (C,V,English,U,N)
Maltese Islands (C,V)
Malte (C,O,French-P,U,N)
République de Malte (C,O,French,U,N)
República de Malta (C,O,Spanish,U,N)
Мальта (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Республика Мальта (C,O,Russian,U)
马耳他 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
马耳他共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
ما طًة (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً ما طًة (C,O,Arabic,U)
MLT (C,O,ISO3L)
MT (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO470 (C,O,ISO3N)
Sovereign State of Malta (H,V)
Maltese (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Malta (nation)  ........  Malta (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence from Britain on September 21, 1964
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  established in 1974
island nation (C)
municipium (H)  ............  after coming under Roman control in 218 BC

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Valletta .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Europe, Malta, Valletta) [7005732]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1964
member of ....  European Union .......... (union)
................  (World, Europe) [7030305]
................  since 2004
member of ....  Euro Zone .......... (union)
................  (World, Europe) [7033130]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1964

Sources and Contributors:
Мальта..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Республика Мальта..........  [VP]
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
马耳他..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
马耳他共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
ما طًة..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
جُهور ةً ما طًة..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
ISO470..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
Malta..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 390-391
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:559
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..............  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 83
..............  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-58
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 66
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 719
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 719
Malta, Republic of..........  [VP]
...................................  USBGN Bulletin 19 (1999) 1
Malte..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 308
Maltese..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 23
Maltese Islands..........  [FDA]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
MLT..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 781
MT..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
Repubblika ta'Malta..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 653
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 664
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
...................................  USBGN Bulletin 19 (1999) 1
República de Malta..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 21 July 2009
Republic of Malta..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 744-745
République de Malte..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 781
Sovereign State of Malta..........  [FDA]
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 719
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 653
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 664
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 390-391
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 559; 2:559
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 308
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 744-745
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 781
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 83
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-58
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 66
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 23
..................  USBGN Bulletin 19 (1999) 1
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 719
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 719
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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