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Blazon: Per pale Argent and Gules. These arms possibly stem from Count Roger Hauteville's, which were the base also for the national flag.
António Martins, 1 March 2000
Mdina was the ancient capital of Malta.
Ivan Sache, 23 March 2000
I spotted the city flag of Mdina in November 2000. It was its banner-of-arms proportions 3:5, as near as I can tell, the old undefaced white-red vertical bicolor.
Norman Martin, 26 November 2000
The Rabat municipality on Malta island is the suburb of Mdina. I believe Rabat means suburb, while Mdina (pronounced imdina, but cognate of Medina) is a walled city.
Ole Andersen, 30 October 2002
In French médina is used as follows, from Petit Larousse Illustré:
médina (from Arabic madina): Old city as opposed to the modern European new city in the Arab countries, mostly in Morocco.I believed most traditional cities in Morocco were fortified, so your translation as "walled city" might be appropriate.
Ivan Sache, 31 October 2002