Valletta

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Il-Belt Valletta
Ċittà Umilissima
City and Local council
Humilissima Civitas Valletta
Valletta skyline

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Il-Belt
Motto: Città Umilissima
Location within Malta
Coordinates: 35°53′52″N 14°30′45″E / 35.89778°N 14.5125°E / 35.89778; 14.5125Coordinates: 35°53′52″N 14°30′45″E / 35.89778°N 14.5125°E / 35.89778; 14.5125
Country  Malta
Island Malta
Government
 • Mayor Alexiei Dingli (PN)
Area
 • Total 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (December 2008)
 • Total 6,098
 • Density 7,600/km2 (19,700/sq mi)
Demonym Belti (m), Beltija (f), Beltin (pl)
Postal code VLT
Dialing code 356
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.