|Three Villages of Malta|
|Balzan - Attard - Lija|
Coat of arms
Motto: Florigera rosis halo
|Other names:||Casal Attard (code: ATD)|
|Latitude:||35°53 '34" N|
|Longitude:||14°26 '18" E|
|Area:||6. Attard, Balzan, and Lija are three small villages located near the centre of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands For the international Balzan prize and its donator Eugenio Balzan see Balzan Prize Balzan (or Ħal-Balzan, pronounced bal-tsan Lija or Lia is a small village located approximately in the centre of Malta with 2779 inhabitants residing in it (Nov 2005 A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short in European tradition is a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi ( Φ) gives the location of a place on Earth (or other planetary body north or south of the Longitude (ˈlɒndʒɪˌtjuːd or ˈlɒŋgɪˌtjuːd symbolized by the Greek character Lambda (λ is the east-west Geographic coordinate measurement 6km²|
|Population total:||10,186 (Nov 2005)|
|Borders:||Mdina, Lija, Balzan, Żebbuġ|
|Patron saint:||St. Mary|
|Day of festa:||August 15|
|Mayor:||Norbert Pace (PN)|
Attard (or Ħ'Attard) is a village located at the centre-most point of the island of Malta, with a population of around 10,000 (this figure includes the modern estate of Misrah Kola and surrounding environs). In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Mdina, Imdina, Città Vecchia, or Città Notabile, ( English: Notabile, or Medina) is the old capital of Malta Lija or Lia is a small village located approximately in the centre of Malta with 2779 inhabitants residing in it (Nov 2005 For the international Balzan prize and its donator Eugenio Balzan see Balzan Prize Balzan (or Ħal-Balzan, pronounced bal-tsan See also Żebbuġ Gozo for the small village on the island of Gozo. The patron saint of a particular group of people is a Saint who would protect and 'love' the group and its members The culture of Malta is a reflection of various cultures that have come into contact with the Maltese Islands throughout the centuries including neighbouring Mediterranean Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government History In its early years the party was divided between abstentionists and anti-abstentionists A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands Misraħ Kola, ( the Square of Nicholas) is an Estate in the locality of Attard, Malta and is considered a part of Attard while not strictly belonging to Together with Balzan and Lija, it forms what is known as "The Three Villages". For the international Balzan prize and its donator Eugenio Balzan see Balzan Prize Balzan (or Ħal-Balzan, pronounced bal-tsan Lija or Lia is a small village located approximately in the centre of Malta with 2779 inhabitants residing in it (Nov 2005 Attard became a parish in 1499 and contains buildings created by the Knights of St. John and many residences once inhabited (and in some cases, still owned) by the Maltese nobility. The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta ( SMOM) Order of Malta The Maltese nobility consist of those titles of Nobility recognised by the British and those titles never presented to or failed recognition by the Royal Commission Notable places of interest include San Anton Palace and botanical gardens, the national stadium, national park and "Crafts Village" at Ta' Qali. San Anton Palace is a palace located in Attard, Malta. It is the official residence of the President of Malta, and is surrounded by both private and public Ta' Qali is a village in Malta, a wide open space in the middle of Malta containing the national stadium, Ta' Qali National Park and a national Attard is the birthplace of the architect Tumas Dingli, who is best known for his work on Grandmaster Wignacourt's aqueduct, the "Porta Reale" entrance into Valletta, and several churches, of which only the Attard parish church, with its impressive facade, remains unaltered. Tumas Dingli (born in Attard, Malta on December 22, 1591) was an Architect. City Gate - also known as Putirjal in Maltese - is the main entrance to Malta 's capital city Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Valletta ( Belt Valletta or Città Umilissima) is the capital city of Malta.
Attard is traditionally known for its flower gardens and citrus orchards, earning it the motto "Florigera rosis halo" in Latin; "I perfume the air with my blossoms" in English. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome.
As a municipality with its own local government structure since 1994, Attard covers a surface area of about seven square kilometres. It comprises to its north, on the Mdina and Mosta side, the flat expanse known as Ta' Qali; and below it, in the direction of the village core, the area known as Ta' l-Idward joining with Misrah Kola, across from the valleys of Wied San Martin, Wied Incita and Wied Irmiedi, on the Żebbuġ side. Mdina, Imdina, Città Vecchia, or Città Notabile, ( English: Notabile, or Medina) is the old capital of Malta Mosta (or Il-Mosta) is a town situated in the middle of the island of Malta, to the north-west of Valletta. Ta' Qali is a village in Malta, a wide open space in the middle of Malta containing the national stadium, Ta' Qali National Park and a national See also Żebbuġ Gozo for the small village on the island of Gozo. Down to its west, close to Wied is-Sewda on the Qormi side, is an older part known as Tax-Xarolla and as Taht ir-Rahal; while to its East, up to Tal-Mirakli chapel on the Lija side, is the relatively large zone called Ta' Fgieni, which borders on the village core with its seventeenth century parish church. Qormi or Città Pinto (Ħal Qormi ħal ʔormiis a city in Malta with a population of 16576 (as of November 2005 which makes it the third largest Lija or Lia is a small village located approximately in the centre of Malta with 2779 inhabitants residing in it (Nov 2005 South of this is the Sant'Anton quarter, deriving its name from the historic palace and botanic gardens of Sant'Antonio, which have long been a symbol of Attard.
During the 1980s, H'Attard experienced a boost in development. Most modern houses were constructed post-1980 but towards the village center, close to St. Mary's church, one will encounter quite a number of converted farmhouses, recognizable through their wooden doors and flat, rustic roofs.
The village is also abundant with many public gardens which are well maintained.
H'Attard has also seen an increase in entertainment locales and commercial outlets in recent years. Along Triq il-Pitkalija (Pitkalija Road), one will find a number of retail stores and furniture showrooms. Known traditionally as the "M4 Complex," close to the Church there is a business district comprising a large supermarket, a pharmacy, a toystore, a plant store, a fishmarket and further down, a newly renovated Bank of Valletta branch. Bank of Valletta is Malta 's oldest bank and one of its largest The "Santa Lucia Cafe" is one of the most famous on the islands, serving exquisite sweets and pastries. It too is located within walking distance of St. Mary's Parish Church.
The village centre is almost always bustling with activity especially on Sundays when residents of H'Attard (known in Maltese as Saraċini) mingle with fellow churchgoers and proceed to nearby cafes and bistros for a pastizz and a cold kinnie. Kinnie is an unusual Soft drink that originated in the Mediterranean island of Malta back in 1952 One may also notice great activities during the village feast celebrated during the 11th and 15th of august.
H'Attard is also the location of St. Catherine Nursing Home, one of the largest in the Maltese Islands.
The H'Attard Primary School serves as a polling station during elections. Like all other localities in Malta, H'Attard Local Council elections are held every three years.
St.Mary is the patron saint of H'Attard. The feast is celebrated on the 15th of August every year. Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed The 15th August is a national holiday on the Maltese islands. The current parish priest is Dun Noel Vassallo.
The Malta Amateur Radio League club house is situated in Ħ'Attard and is the representative body for amateur radio in Malta. The Malta Amateur Radio League ( MARL) is a Non-profit organization for Amateur radio enthusiasts in Malta. Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a Hobby and a service in which participants called "hams" use various types of Radio communications Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands Since MARL was established in 1922, its aim was to bring together people interested in amateur radio and electronics,discuss and defend amateur radio matters and opinions with the local authorities. Electronics refers to the flow of charge (moving Electrons through Nonmetal conductors (mainly Semiconductors, whereas electrical It provides educational facilities for members with interest in amateur radio and electronics and also an equipped amateur radio station. An amateur radio station is a facility equipped for Radiocommunications in the amateur radio service. MARL corresponds and expresses its ideas and interests with local and foreign same-interest groups. MARL provides its members the facilities of a two-way QSL Bureau as well as financing and maintaining VHF & ATV repeaters and beacons. In Radiocommunication and radio Broadcasting, QSL is one of the Q codes used in radiocommunication Very high frequency (VHF is the Radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. A repeater is an electronic device that receives a signal and Retransmits it at a higher level and/or higher power or onto the other side of an obstruction Beacons are aids to Navigation devices Intentionally conspicuous beacons help guide navigators to their destinations
The musical society of La Stella Levantina is the first and primary one of its kind in the village. It organises the major activities of the village feast held during the 11th -15th of August, Including band marches and feast decorations. It teaches music (for free) in its local club situated in the centre of the village.
The President's official residence, San Anton Palace, is situated in Ħ'Attard as is Villa Bologna, once home to Baron Strickland GCMG, Count of Catena. The office of the President of Malta (President ta' Malta came into being on 13 December 1974, when Malta became a Commonwealth republic. San Anton Palace is a palace located in Attard, Malta. It is the official residence of the President of Malta, and is surrounded by both private and public Gerald Strickland 1st Baron Strickland 6th Count of Catena, GCMG ( May 24 1861 – August 22 1940) was a Maltese The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George Prince Regent (later George
The American Ambassador accredited to the Republic of Malta resides in Attard. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands The residence is located along Triq il-Linja. The Tunisian Ambassador also resides in Attard, on Triq Nutar Zarb.
The Village of Attard used to house a community radio, 93.3 Central FM, a station which transmitted all over the three villages and surrounding areas. 933 Central FM (933 FM) was a community Radio station based on the island of Malta and serving mainly three villages Attard, Lija Transmitting on 93. 3MHz, Central FM was a non-commercial station which served the Attard, Lija, Balzan and the surrounding community.
The station was very popular in the area mostly due to its informative reference through ongoing community news updates concerning the three villages and entertaining content.
Sant'Anton is not only rich in artistic and historical legacies, but as a magnet for hosting, entertainment and celebrations, even as a job-provider and an apprenticeship for Attard residents. San Anton Palace is a palace located in Attard, Malta. It is the official residence of the President of Malta, and is surrounded by both private and public This palace has greeted royalty too numerous to list - from Queen Marie of Romania to the Russian Empress Marie Feodorovna, from King Edward VII to Queen Elizabeth II in this century alone; it has seen the most distinguished visitors in contrasting personal situations - Napoleon's younger brother Louis Bonaparte as a prisoner, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge as an admiring recluse.
Governor Borton opened its botanic gardens to the public in 1882 for picnics and strolls. Its shaded open courtyards today may ring with the classical music of an occasional chamber orchestra or string quintet, but the gardens regularly host extremely popular shows, fairs and competitions, from plants to flowers, to pet cats and dogs, to birds, chickens and rabbits. Every summer a dramatic company puts on a Shakespeare Festival.
During the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting hosted by Malta in November 2005, the President's Palace in Attard served as a residence for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, abbreviated to CHOGM, is a biennial Summit meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has its headquarters in Attard. The MFSA has taken over those supervisory functions that were previously conducted by the Central Bank of Malta, the Malta Stock Exchange and the Malta Financial Services Centre and is now an important regulator for financial services. The Central Bank of Malta (Bank Ċentrali ta’ Malta was established on 17 April 1968. The sector incorporates all financial activity especially investment, banking and insurance.
Buses to/through Ħ'Attard: 40, 84, 80, 81, 810, 75
Attard is the home of Attard F.C., which currently competes in Malta's Third Division. Attard Football Club are a Maltese football club from the small village of Attard in central Malta.
|Ġonna li jfewħu biż-żahar tal-larin,|
djar fl-isqaqien dellija,
ġawhra ta' tempju, dehra ta' ġmiel,
il-kenn ta' Omm għal dawk li bkew.
Dak li writna tul is-snin
ngħaddu 'l ta' warajna,
xhieda ħajja tal-ġrajjiet
li taw l-ogħla ġieh lil Artna.
Bnadar iperpru ma' l-arbli għoljin,
twieqi għad-dawl miftuħa,
qniepen ferrieħa, kant taż-żerniq,
u l-ħolm sabiħ taż-żmien li ġej.
Dak li writna . . .
|"Gardens that are perfumed with orange blossoms,|
houses in the shade of streets,
a gem like a temple, a beautiful sight,
a mother's refuge for those who wept.
What we have inherited throughout the ages,
we pass on to our children,
as witnesses of times passed,
we tell of those things that made our Land proud.
Flags flying on tall masts,
windows open to the light,
joyous bells, the song of dawn,
and beautiful dreams of days to come.
What we have inherited. . . . "