Birzebbuga Local Council

GXF members since 2009

Latitude: 35°49 ’32” N

Longitude: 14°31 ’41” E

Area: 9.2km²

Population total: 8,668 (Nov 2005)

Population density: 929/km²

Borders: Għaxaq, Marsaxlokk, Żurrieq

Patron saint: St. Peter in Chains

Day of festa: First Sunday of August

Telephone No: 21650165

Mayor: Mr. Joe Cutajar

Birzebbugia (Maltese: Birżebbuġa or BʼBuġa)[1][2] is a small but flourishing seaside resort not far from Marsaxlokk in south-east Malta. It is approximately 8 miles from the City of Valletta. Popular among Maltese holiday-makers for decades, this village is perhaps best known for its important archaeological sites, especially Għar Dalam and “Borg in-Nadur” and a sandy beach commonly known as “Pretty Bay”.

The village name “Birżebbuġa”, from the Siculo-Arabic, means a “well of olives”. Such linguistic evidence established early inhabitants were in the south of the island since the first millennium. The name also indicates climate and food.