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Floriana
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Motto: Flores mulcent aurae educat imber

town/latitude=35°89' N

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Longitude: 14°50' E
Area: 0.094 km²
Population:
 - Total
 - Density:

2246 (Nov 2005
2864/km²
Borders: Valletta Ħamrun Pietà Marsa
Inhabitant's name: Furjaniżi
Patron:
 - Saint
 - Day:

St. Publius;
January 22;
Website: www.florianalocalcouncil.com

Floriana is a town in Malta, just outside the capital city Valletta. Floriana is the birthplace of many famous Maltese, amongst which the composer of the national anthem, 'L-Innu Malti', Robert Samut; former Bishop of Malta Dom Mauro Caruana and the poet Oliver Friggieri. World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Valletta, population 7048 (official estimate for 2000), is the capital city of Malta - The city is located at , (35. ... Ħamrun is a town in the Inner Harbour Region of Malta, with a population of 9,513 people (Nov 2005). ... Pietà Pietà by Michelangelo, 1499 Marble, height 174 cm, width at the base 195 cm Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican Pietà by Michelangelo, Museo dellOpera del Duomo, Florence Pietà by Rogier van der Weyden, Museo del Prado, Madrid A still from Mel Gibsons 2004 film, The Passion of... Marsa is a town south of Malta. ... ). Saint Publius is venerated as the first Bishop of Malta It was the same Publius who received the Apostle Paul during his shipwreck on the island as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Valletta, population 7048 (official estimate for 2000), is the capital city of Malta - The city is located at , (35. ... L-Innu Malti is the national anthem of Malta. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

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Founding

Floriana is named after the Italian military engineer Pietro Paolo Floriani from Macerata who was responsible for building the town's fortifications. However, the actual building of Floriana as a residential town was the work of the Portuguese Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena, causing Floriana to be known by the nicknames Borgo Vilhena or Citta Vilhena. Floriana was intended to be a suburb of Valletta but then for various reasons, Grand Master Vilhena changed his mind and renamed this suburb Floriana, thus developing it as a town in its own right.[citation needed] Pietro Paolo Floriani was a 17th century military engineer from Macerata in Italy. ... Macerata is a town and provincial capital in the Marche region of Italy. ... Antonio Manoel de Vilhena (1663 - 10 December 1736) was the 66th Grand Master of the Order of Saint John and ruled the island of Malta from 19 June 1722 to his death in 1736). ...


Sports

The Assocjazzjoni Sport Floriana, or Floriana Sports Association, sponsors a number of sports in the town, as well as hosting the Floriana Supporters Club. Sporting clubs include:

The Vikings Sailing Club is also located in Floriana, though it is not associated with the Sports Association. Floriana Football Club, together with St. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The Floriana Basketball Club was founded in 1977 and is affiliated to the Malta Basketball Association. ... The Young Stars Hockey Club, is a club from the town of Floriana. ...


Religion

Saint Publius, one of the Patron Saints of Malta, is also the Patron Saint of Floriana. The Archipresbyteral Church of Floriana is dedicated to Saint Publius, traditionally acclaimed as the first Bishop of Malta. According to tradition Publius received the Apostle Paul during his shipwreck on the island as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. ). Saint Publius is venerated as the first Bishop of Malta It was the same Publius who received the Apostle Paul during his shipwreck on the island as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. ... In several forms of the church of Christianity, but especially in Roman Catholicism, a patron saint has special affinity for a trade or group. ... A 19th century picture of Paul of Tarsus Paul of Tarsus (originally Saul of Tarsus) or Saint Paul the Apostle (fl. ... The Acts of the Apostles (Greek Praxeis Apostolon) is a book of the Bible, which now stands fifth in the New Testament. ...


Pope John Paul II spoke at Publius Square during his two visits to Malta, and on his second visit held the beatification ceremony there for three Maltese: [1] Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), (Italian: Giovanni Paolo II), born   (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from October 16...

The Societas Doctrinæ Christianæ (Society of Christian Doctrine) is a society for Catholic lay men and women who want to dedicate themselves fully to God and to help the Church in the faith formation of children, youths and adults. ...

Attractions

  • Socjeta' Filarmonika Vilhena, or Vilhena Band Club, named after the town's founder.
  • Pjazza San Publju (St. Publius Square) and the adjacent granaries. St Publius Square has been the venue for many important events in the history of Malta.
  • The Mall
  • Centru Rikreattiv ir-Re Gorg V (King George V Recreational Grounds)
  • Herbert Ganado Gardens
  • Argotti Botanical Gardens
  • Msida Bastion Garden of Rest
  • Jubilee Grove (which demarcates the town from Hamrun and Pieta)
  • Valletta Waterfront, a cruise liner terminal and entertainment centre. Features old Pinto Wharf stores dating back more than 250 years that have been restored to their original architecture.
  • Hydrofoil terminal, which is very busy during summertime with daily departures to Sicily.
  • Msida Bastions Garden of Rest, on Haywharf, another landmark which has been restored and reportedly contains the grave of Mikiel Anton Vassalli, an 18th century writer and reformer who is much associated with Malta's national identity.
  • Portes des Bombes is a leading landmark in Malta, outstanding in its architecture.

Mikiel Anton Vassalli (March 1764 in Żebbuġ, Malta - January 12, 1829) was a Maltese writer and linguist. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...

Government

Floriana is a leading administrative centre, hosting the Ministry and Dept of Education, the Ministry for Infrastructure, Police Headquarters and the Public Works Dept as well as other financial and commercial companies spread around the former Colonial Administrative Area of Beltissebh. The National Audit Office and the Malta Environment and Planning Authority are located in two fort ravelins, Notre Dame and St. Francis, respectively.


Lodging and Entertainment

Floriana hosts the Phoenicia Meridien Hotel, one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels on Malta.


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/2005/04/03/t19.html
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Attard | Balzan | Birgu (Vittoriosa) | Birkirkara | Birżebbuġa | Bormla (Cospicua) | Dingli | Fgura | Floriana | Gudja | Gżira | Għargħur | Għaxaq | Ħamrun | Iklin | Isla (Senglea) | Kalkara | Kirkop | Lija | Luqa | Marsa | Marsaskala | Marsaxlokk | Mdina | Mellieħa | Mġarr | Mosta | Mqabba | Msida | Mtarfa | Naxxar | Paola | Pembroke | Pietà | Qormi | Qrendi | Rabat | Safi | San Ġiljan (St. Julian's) | Santa Luċija | San Pawl il-Baħar (St. Paul's Bay) | San Ġwann | Santa Venera | Siġġiewi | Sliema | Swieqi | Ta' Xbiex | Tarxien | Valletta | Xgħajra | Żabbar | Żebbuġ | Żejtun | Żurrieq
Gozo Island
Fontana | Għajnsielem | Għarb | Għasri | Kerċem | Munxar | Nadur | Qala | Rabat (Victoria) | San Lawrenz | Sannat | Xagħra | Xewkija | Żebbuġ

Coordinates: 35°54′N 14°30′E Since 1993, Malta has been subdivided into 68 local councils or localities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... Map. ... Attard (or ĦAttard) is a village located near the centre of the island of Malta, with a population of around 10,000. ... Balzan is the name of a small village found towards the centre of the Maltese Islands in the Mediterranean sea. ... Birgu is a small town in Malta that played a vital role in the Siege of Malta in 1565. ... Birkirkara (or BKara) is a town of 21,775 inhabitants (Nov 2005) in central Malta. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Cospicua, also known as Bormla to the Maltese, is a city on the Mediterranean island of Malta. ... View of the Mediterranean Sea from the cliffs of Dingli, Malta. ... Fgura is a medium-sized town in Malta, on the island of Malta. ... Gudja is a village in Malta with a population of 3,050. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Għargħur (roughly pronounced ar-ur, għ being silent in Maltese) is one of the smallest and oldest towns of Malta. ... Għaxaq is a village in the south of Malta. ... Ħamrun is a town in the Inner Harbour Region of Malta, with a population of 9,513 people (Nov 2005). ... Iklin is a small local council in Malta, between Naxxar and Hal Balzan. ... Senglea is a city in the south of Malta. ... Kalkara is a small town in Malta, with a current population of 3000. ... Kirkop is a small village in the south of Malta. ... Lija is a small village located approximately in the centre of Malta. ... Luqa (meaning poplar in Aramaic) is a village located in the south east of Malta (Europe). ... Marsa is a town south of Malta. ... Marsaskala or Marsascala is a modest town that has grown up around the small harbour at the head of Marsaskala Bay, a long narrow inlet also known as Masaskala Creek. ... Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village located in the south-eastern part of Malta. ... The Entrance to Mdina Mdina is the old capital of Malta. ... Mellieħa [me-lee-ha] is a large village (pop. ... MÄ¡arr, formerly known as Mgiarro, is a small town northwest of the mainland of Malta. ... Mosta is a town situated in the middle of the island of Malta, to the north-west of Valletta. ... Mqabba is a small village in the south of Malta, with a population of 2,700 inhabitants. ... The Parish Church in Msida, dedicated to St. ... Links Mtarfa Local Council > History ... Naxxar is a village in the north of Malta. ... Paola, (or old name Pawla), is a town in the south of Malta. ... Pembroke which was named after the 12th Earl of Pembroke and British Secretary of War in 1859. ... The Pietà waterfront Pietà is a small town of around 30,000 population located on the outskirts of the capital city of Malta, Valletta. ... Qormi (pronounced Qormee) or Citta Pinto is a city in Malta with a population of 18,553 (2002). ... Qrendi is a small village in the southwest of Malta. ... Victoria (also called Rabat) is the capital of Gozo, an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. ... Ħal Safi - Malta History Unfortunately, whilst carrying research about the origins of Ħal Safi, little information was gathered, mainly because no type of documentation exists. ... St. ... Santa LuÄ‹ija is a small village (pop. ... St Pauls Bay is situated in the north east of the island of Malta, 16km from the capital city Valletta. ... San Ä wann is the 7th-largest city in Malta, with a population of 13,000. ... Santa Venera is a town in Malta. ... SiÄ¡Ä¡iewi is a town on the island of Malta. ... Water front of Sliema Sliema is a town located on the northeast coast of Malta. ... Swieqi is a town in Malta. ... Ta Xbiex is a small town towards the south-east of Malta with a small population (3000 approx) with its own local council. ... Tarxien is a small village in the southeast of Malta. ... Valletta, population 7048 (official estimate for 2000), is the capital city of Malta - The city is located at , (35. ... Xgħajra (pronounced shyra in Maltese) is a small village in Malta on the coast, about halfway between Valletta and Marsaskala. ... Å»abbar is the fifth largest town in Malta, with a population of just over 18,000 (est. ... Ħaż-Å»ebbuÄ¡ is a small city on Malta Island, which is part of the country Malta. ... Å»ejtun is a medium sized town in the south of Malta, which has 11,379 inhabitants (as per 1995 census), with 13,133 inhabitants projected for 2010. ... Å»urrieq is one of the oldest towns in Malta, and has a population of approximately 10,000. ... Gozo is an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, second in size to Malta Island. ... Fontana is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. ... Għajnsielem is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. ... Għarb is a village located at the westernmost point of the island of Gozo, Malta. ... Għasri is a village in the western part of Gozo (Malta). ... KerÄ‹em is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. ... Munxar is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. ... Nadur is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. ... Qala is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. ... Victoria (also called Rabat) is the capital of Gozo, an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. ... Saint Lawrence is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. ... Sannat is a village on Gozo Island, Malta. ... Ix-Xagħra (pronounced: shara) is built on a hill to the central north-east of the island of Gozo. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The small town of Iż-Å»ebbuÄ¡ is on the island of Gozo in Malta. ... 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Floriana is the birthplace of many famous Maltese, amongst which the composer of the national anthem, 'L-Innu Malti', Robert Samut; former Bishop of Malta Dom Mauro Caruana and the poet Oliver Friggieri.
Floriana was intended to be a suburb of Valletta but then for various reasons, Grand Master Vilhena changed his mind and renamed this suburb Floriana, thus developing it as a town in its own right.
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