From M3P
(Redirected from Birgu)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cleanup Icon 2014.png

Clean-up Needed

The text currently on this page needs further work. It was most likely imported or reproduced from a website associated with the subject of the page - possibly through a process involving far-from-perfect machine translation, often with awkward results. It is awaiting the attention of an experienced M3P editor, which could be you. It may be slightly out of date, or may need other elements taken care of appropriately, including proofreading or copy-editing for grammar and style.


This page is a stub

Stub pages are like acorns. The first seed has been planted, but you can help them grow! There may, for example, also be other M3P resources linking to it. You can help by expanding this page.

Il-Birgu (Città Vittoriosa) ranks with l-Imdina (Città Notabile) as the oldest city in Malta. Its name il-Birgu is a corruption of the Romance name ‘Borgo’ (suburb).

The Port of il-Birgu (Citta’ Vittoriosa), was also the first seaward facing town in Malta, before the founding of il-Belt Valletta (Città Umilissima) and the only link in Malta with the Mediterranean and Southern Europe. The city covers an area of about 175,000 square metres, excluding the headland comprising the impregnable Fort of St. Angelo. Presently, there are approximately 3200 inhabitants in this city.