Qrendi Local Council

GXF members since 2009

Latitude: 35°50 ‘3″ N

Longitude: 14°27 ’32” E

Area: 4.9km²

Population total: 2,535

Population density: 517/km²

Borders: Mqabba, Siġġiewi, Żurrieq

Patron saint: St. Mary

Day of festa: 15th August (St. Mary); 1st Sunday of July (Our Lady of Lourdes)

Telephone no: 21680404

Mayor: Mr. David Schembri

Website: qrendi.gov.mt


Qrendi (English: Crendi or Krendi)[1] is a small village in the southwest of Malta, with a population of 2,525 people (November 2005). It is near Mqabba and Żurrieq. Within its boundaries are two well-known Neolithic temples called Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim. In this village two feasts are held annually. The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated either on the last Sunday of June or on the first Sunday of July, with the August 15 the titular feast of the Ascension of Our Lady. This feast is popularly known as the feast of Santa Maria.