Sliema and the coastline up to neighbouring St Julian's constitutes Malta's main coastal resort. It is a centre for shopping, restaurants and cafe life. Sliema is also a major commercial and residential area and houses several of Malta's most recent hotels. Tower Road is a beautifulpromenade, full of shops, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, Internet cafes, and day cruise boats. 

Sliema, coming from the word Sliem, meaning `peace', was once a fishing town on the peninsula across Grand Harbour from Valletta. The town began to develop rapidly in the early 20th century as a summer resort for wealthier Valletta residents. Their elegant villas and town houses line the quiet, inland streets. The Sliema promontory offers on one side stunning views across to Valletta and on the other, open sea views. The promenade, which runs for several kilometres from Gzira just south of Sliema to St Julian's, is ideal for walker and joggers. There are plenty of seats along the promenade and on summer evenings the seafront becomes a sociable meeting place for locals. The coastline has two tower fortifications: a De Redin watch tower built in the 17th century; the other was built by the British in neo-gothic style in the 1880’s


About Malta
Malta officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km (58 mi) south of Sicily and 288 km (179 mi) east of Tunisia, with the Strait of Gibraltar 1,826 km (1,135 mi) to the west and Alexandria 1,510 km (940 mi) to the east.

Malta covers just over 300 km2 (120 sq mi) in land area, making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. Its capital is Valletta. The main island is made up of many small towns, with a population of 368,250. The country has two official languages – Maltese and English – with Maltese being considered the national language.

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