Floriana

Floriana (Maltese: Il-Furjana or Il-Floriana), also known by its title Borgo Vilhena, is a fortified town in the South Eastern Region area of Malta, just outside the capital city Valletta. It has a population of 2,205 as of March 2014.[1] 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 Dun Mauro Caruana, the poets Oliver Friggieri and Maria Grech Ganado, the writer and politician Herbert Ganado and Swedish Idol winner Kevin Borg.

Floriana
Il-Furjana/Il-Floriana
Borgo Vilhena
Etymology: Pietro Paolo Floriani
Motto(s): 
Flores mulcent aurae educat imber
Coordinates: 35°53′36″N 14°30′21″E
Country Malta
RegionSouth Eastern Region
DistrictSouthern Harbour District
Established1724
Founded byAntónio Manoel de Vilhena
BordersĦamrun, Marsa, Pietà, Valletta
Government
  MayorDavina Sammut Hili (PL)
Area
  Total0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Elevation
38 m (125 ft)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)
  Total2,032
  Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Furjaniż (m), Furjaniża (f), Furjaniżi (pl)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
FRN
Dialing code356
ISO 3166 codeMT-09
Patron saintSt. Publius
Day of festa22 January
Websitewww.florianalocalcouncil.com