Malta is a southern European country and consists of an archipelago situated centrally in the Mediterranean Sea
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Haz-Zabbar - 'Citta' Hompesch'
Zabbar is the 4th largest city in Malta, with a population of 15,000(as per 2005). It was originally part of Zejtun but by time it became an independent Parish. In 1798 it got the name of 'Graziosa Citta Hompesch' from the Grandmaster of the order of St.John who at the time was Ferdinand von Hompesch. This is why Zabbar is also known by 'Citta Hompesch'.