Birkirkara

city in Malta

Birkirkara is a city in the central region of Malta. It is the second most populous city, with 24,356 people living there in 2020.

Birkirkara
Birkirkara
St. Helen's Basilica – Parish Church
Flag of Birkirkara
Coat of arms of Birkirkara
Motto(s): 
Birkirkara in Malta.svg
Coordinates: 35°53′48″N 14°27′45″E / 35.89667°N 14.46250°E / 35.89667; 14.46250Coordinates: 35°53′48″N 14°27′45″E / 35.89667°N 14.46250°E / 35.89667; 14.46250
CountryMalta
RegionCentral Region
DistrictNorthern Harbour District
BordersAttard, Balzan, Iklin, Lija, Msida, Qormi, San Ġwann, Santa Venera
Government
 • MayorJoanne Debono Grech (PL)
Area
 • Total2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)
 • Total24,356[1]
 • Density9,021/km2 (23,360/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Karkariż (m), Karkariża (f), Karkariżi (pl)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
BKR
Dialing code356
ISO 3166 codeMT-04
Patron saintsHelena Empress; Saint Joseph; Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Anthony of Padua
Day of festaSaint Helen: 18 August (or first Sunday after date); Sunday after 15 August; 1 May; First Sunday of July; First Sunday of June
WebsiteOfficial website

Twin townsEdit

Birkirkara is twinned with:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Malta Government Gazette" (PDF). 3 September 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. "Twinning". localgovernment.gov.mt. Government of Malta. Retrieved 18 September 2019.