Cospicua (Maltese: Bormla [ˈbɔrmlɐ]), also known by its titles Città Cospicua or Civitas Cottonera, is a city in the South Eastern Region of Malta. With Birgu and Senglea, it is one of the Three Cities, located within the Grand Harbour to the east of the capital city Valletta.
With a population of 5,395 as of March 2014, it is the most dense city of the Three Cities.
The Maltese name "Bormla" or Burmula comes from Bir Mula that means [the] well of the Lord.
- Abela, Giovanni Francesco (1647). Della Descrizione di Malta Isola nel Mare Siciliano con le sue Antichità, ed Altre Notizie (in Italian). Paolo Bonacota. p. 18.