Valletta

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Il-Belt Valletta
Ċittà Umilissima
City and Local council
Humilissima Civitas Valletta
Valletta skyline
Valletta skyline
Flag of Il-Belt Valletta
Flag
Coat of arms of Il-Belt Valletta
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Il-Belt
Motto(s): Città Umilissima
Location within Malta
Location within Malta
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Country Malta
IslandMalta
Government
 • MayorAlexiei Dingli (PN)
Area
 • Total0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation56 m (184 ft)
Population (December 2008)
 • Total6,098
 • Density7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Belti (m), Beltija (f), Beltin (pl)
Time zoneUTC+1
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2
Postal codeVLT
Dialing code356
Patron SaintsSaint Dominic, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Saint Paul, Saint Augustine
Feast DaysAugust 3 & February 10
WebsiteOfficial website

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.