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Città Vecchia(chēt-tä` vĕk`kyä) [Ital.,=old city],
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.
..... Click the link for more information. (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.