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  • The culture of Malta is the culture of the Maltese islanders and reflects various societies that have come into contact with the Maltese Islands throughout the centuries, including neighbouring Mediterranean cultures, and the cultures of the nations that ruled Malta for long periods of time prior to its independence in 1964.
  • Names of significant poets that stand out from the last quarter of the 20th century include Mario Azzopardi, Victor Fenech, Oliver Friggieri, Joe Friggieri, Charles Flores, Daniel Massa, Maria Ganado, Lillian Sciberras and Akille Mizzi. In prose, Frans Sammut, Paul P. Borg and Joe J. Camilleri led the avant-garde meanwhile among the prominent names in theatre are Francis Ebejer, Alfred Sant, Doreen Micallef, Oreste Calleja, Joe Friggieri and Martin Gauci.
  • Malta has a long history of architecture, influenced by many different Mediterranean cultures over its history, and most recently, British architecture.
  • Malta is believed to have served as the site for the legendary city of Atlantis.
  • Malta's national sport is football. Many Maltese avidly follow English and Italian matches. Malta also has its own national team. Another common sport in Malta is a local variety of the game of bocce or boules. Also passion for waterpolo runs high in Malta and Gozo throughout the summer months.
  • Traditional Maltese food includes soup (minestrone, fish), pasta and pastry dishes. Stuffed dishes are also a feature of Maltese cuisine. Stuffat Tal-Fenek (rabbit stew) is a national dish.