Birkirkara

Birkirkara (abbreviated as B'Kara) is a city in the central region of Malta. It is the second most populous on the island, with 24,356 inhabitants as of 2020.[2] The town consists of five autonomous parishes: Saint Helen,[3] Saint Joseph the Worker,[4] Our Lady of Mount Carmel,[5] Saint Mary[6] and San Gorg Preca.[7] The city's motto is In hoc signo vinces, and its coat of arms is a plain red cross, surmounted by a crown.

Birkirkara
Birkirkara
Motto(s): 
Coordinates: 35°53′48″N 14°27′45″E
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