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The capital of Malta, on the northeast coast of the main island. Dating to the 1500s, it contains many relics of the Knights of Malta.


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(Placename) the capital of Malta, on the NE coast: founded by the Knights Hospitallers, after the victory over the Turks in 1565; became a major naval base after Malta's annexation by Britain (1814). Pop: 84 000 (2005 est)


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the capital of Malta, on the NE coast. 14,049.
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Noun1.Valletta - the capital of MaltaValletta - the capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island
Malta, Republic of Malta - a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
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