The Kirkop Local Council has been a GXF member for the 2007-2013 programming period. Nonetheless, the Kirkop LC has decided not to renew its membership for the (2014-2020) LEADER programme. Despite this, private entities and voluntary organisations and other natural persons from the locality of Kirkop can still tap funds under the LEADER programme (2014-2020).
Latitude: 35°50 ’31” N
Longitude: 14°29 ‘6″ E
Population total: 2,185 (Nov 2005)
Population density: 1,915/km²
Borders: Luqa, Mqabba, Safi, Żurrieq
Patron saint: St. Leonard; St. Joseph
Day of festa: 3rd Sunday of September; 2nd Sunday of July
Mayor: Mr. Terence Aguis
Tel No: 21680099
Kirkop (English: Chircop) is a small village south of Malta. It is home of the STMicroelectronics plant, whose production accounts for 60% of the exports in Malta. The parish church is dedicated to St. Leonard. Apart from the feast of St. Leonard, a secondary big feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in Summer. The population of this village is 2,183 people (Nov 2005). Kirkop United is the village football team currently playing in Division 3 of the Malta Football Association Competitions.