Żurrieq (Maltese: Iż-Żurrieq) is a town in the Southern Region of Malta. It is one of the oldest towns in the country, and it has a population of 11,823 inhabitants as of March 2014. The first documentation about it being a parish dates back to 1436 dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. The island of Filfla is administratively a part of the town. The town stretches from In Nigret to Ħal Far respectively in old times the town was a border with Żejtun. There were small villages part of Żurrieq including Qrendi, Birżebbuġa, Ħal Millieri, Ħal Lew, Ħal Manin, Bubaqra, Tal-Baqqari, Ħal Far, Hlantun, Ħal Niklusi, Ħas Sejjih, Ħal Qadim, Ħal Arrig, Ħal Ġawhar, Ħal Ghabdirzaq. Żurrieq is part of the Fifth political District and votes for the local council every three years. The council is made up of nine members, one of them is the Mayor of the town. The present Mayor of Żurrieq is Ignatius Farrugia. The parish Arch-priest being Rev. Charles Attard, helped by Rev. Raymond Cassar, Rev. Glenn Buhagiar, Rev. Carmel Busuttil and Rev. Nazzareno Tonna and Decon Luke Seguna. Wikipedia
Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Zurrieq, Malta. The nearest major city to Zurrieq is Valletta. Valletta, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like St Johns Co Cathedral, Upper Barrakka Gardens, The Malta Experience. Also, to reach Zurrieq, you'll have to take a flight to Valletta; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Zurrieq.
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