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Ċittà Umilissima
Humilissima Civitas Valletta
Coat of arms of Il-Belt Valletta
Coat of arms
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Motto(s): 
Location within Malta
Location within Malta
Country  Malta
Island Malta
Government
 • Mayor Alexiei Dingli (PN)
Area
 • Total 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation
56 m (184 ft)
Population
 (December 2008)
 • Total 6,098
 • Density 7,600/km2 (19,700/sq mi)

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.