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City and Local council
|Humilissima Civitas Valletta|
Coat of arms
Location within Malta
|• Mayor||Alexiei Dingli (PN)|
|• Total||0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||56 m (184 ft)|
|• Density||7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Belti (m), Beltija (f), Beltin (pl)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2|
|Patron Saints||Saint Dominic, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Saint Paul, Saint Augustine|
|Feast Days||August 3 & February 10|
Valletta is the capital city of Malta. It was founded by Jean Parisot de la Valette, the Grandmaster of the Order of Saint John on March 28, 1566. The city's population is 6,315 (in 2005) and it is currently decreasing as people move to the UK, Italy, or the newer areas of Malta.
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