Malta International Airport (MLA)
Orientation and Maps
The Republic of Malta is a small and popular island nation, comprising seven separate islands. Located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has a total population of more than 400,000 people. Malta's capital is Valletta, which lies on the central eastern coast. Valletta has a population of approximately 6,300 and features a spectacular peninsula area, with two natural harbours and an abundance of baroque-style architecture.
The archipelago is served by Malta International Airport (MLA) and is situated between both the village of Gudja and the village of Luqa. Fully re-furbished at the beginning of 1992, the airport features two runways and is often referred to as Valletta Airport, due to its close proximity to the city.
Malta International Airport (MLA) Maps: Important City Districts
Apart from Valletta, other cities and towns on Malta include Birkirkara, which is located in the centre of the island and is a relatively big town, with more than 21,000 inhabitants. Birkirkara's many highlights include a peaceful public garden at the Old Railway Station, St. Helen's basilica and a prominent football club.
With a population of approximately 8,700 residents, the town of Birzebbuga is sited on southern side of the island, around Marsaxlokk Bay. Birzebbuga features a port and well-known cave with well-preserved fossils. Hamrun is a medium-sized town with almost 10,000 locals and a number of churches and important schools, while nearby Mosta is considerably larger, being home to a population of roughly 19,000. Mosta features one of Europe's biggest unsupported domes at the Rotunda of St. Marija Assunta.
Qormi is an appealing city with around 17,000 residents, and can be found close to Luqa, Marsa and Zebbug. On the north-eastern shore of Malta, Sliema is a vibrant and modern town, and is the perfect spot for a day of shopping. The coastal resort of St. Julian's is next door and is full of restaurants, bars and a host of night-time entertainment options.