Valletta is the capital city of Malta. The historical city has a population of 6,444 (as of March 2014), while the metropolitan area around it has a population of 393,938.
Valletta to an extent is a City-State with pressures of high density and a commuting population. Valletta encapsulates a diverse ensemble of heritage assets both tangible and intangible which reflect its intense European history. In the post-war period it saw the migration of inhabitants and policies have been devised to curb the high vacancy rates and attract new residents.