6.000 inhabitants per square kilometer - Valletta, the smallest European Capital of Culture since ever.
But: The Capital of Culture concept of Valletta 2018 includes all Maltese islands, with the capital serving as a hub.
"We now have the opportunity to show that Malta is more than sun, beach, political intrigues and history", says Sean Borg of the Capital of Culture Foundation.
The focus of the Capital of Culture program is on promoting the European idea, strengthening international relationships, sustainable social, economic and cultural development in Malta, and actively involving the population.
About 1,000 local and international artists, curators, artist collectives, but also writers, designers and filmmakers have developed the approximately 140 art and cultural projects and 400 events.
This happens in exchange or in collaboration with artists from other Capitals of Culture such as Leeuwarden 2018 (Netherlands), Pafos 2017 (Cyprus), Wroclaw 2016 (Poland) and Eleusis 2021 (Greece), but also from Japan.