Malta is a small group of islands (only three are inhabited) in the Mediterranean Sea about 50 miles south of Italy. Covering just over 122 sq mi, (slightly less than two Washington, DCs), with a population of about 450,000, it is one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries.
The landscape consists of low hills with terraced fields and deep harbors. The highest point is only 830 ft above sea level. Although there are some small rivers at times of heavy rainfall, there are no permanent rivers or lakes. Malta relies heavily on trade for goods and agricultural products.
With its sunny Mediterranean climate, the islands of Malta are said to have the best climate in the world, with yearly average temperatures ranging from 73° F in the daytime to 61° F at night.
I noticed some horse-drawn tourist carriages in the various cities. Maybe these horses are getting a relaxing time out.
|Cooling the Horses, Malta, 8x10, oil|
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I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer weather. Thanks for visiting with me.
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