Città Vecchia


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Città Vecchia

(chēt-tä` vĕk`kyä) [Ital.,=old city],

Città Notabile,

or

Notabile

(nōtä`bēlā), Maltese

Mdina

(əmdē`nä), town, central Malta. It was the capital of Malta until supplanted by VallettaValletta
, city (1994 est. pop. 9,129), capital of Malta, NE Malta. It is strategically located on a rocky promontory between two deep harbors. Dockyards line the harbors and employ more workers than any other industry. Tourism is also an important industry.
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 (1570). The town has a large 17th-century cathedral, the old palace of the grand masters of the Knights of Malta (Knights Hospitalers), and catacombs, some of which are pre-Christian.