Cottonera is a group of three adjacent cities in with a population of about 11,000 : Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. They are collectively also known as the Three Cities.

Notable Places in the Area

The Hypogeum of Ħal Saflieni is a Neolithic subterranean structure dating to the Saflieni phase in Maltese prehistory, located in , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The are an archaeological complex in , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Fort St. Angelo is a bastioned fort in , , located at the centre of the . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The , also known as the Royal Theatre, was an opera house and performing arts venue in , . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

or Il-Belt is the capital of . A harbour city, preserves much of its 16th-century architectural heritage built under the Hospitallers. Photo: Thyes, Public domain.

, also known as Città Hompesch, is a city in the of . Photo: Tony Hisgett, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is in . and St Julian's are Malta's most modern and most built-up areas and where most tourists stay. Photo: Qoan, CC BY-SA 4.0.


35.8769° or 35° 52' 37" north
14.5219° or 14° 31' 19" east
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Also Known As

  • Catalan: Tres Ciutats
  • Chinese: 三姊妹城
  • Czech: Tři města
  • Dutch: Drie Steden
  • English: Three Cities
  • French: Trois Cités
  • German: Drei Städte
  • Hebrew: שלוש הערים
  • Hungarian: Három Város
  • Italian: Cottonera
  • Maltese: Kottonera
  • Polish: Three Cities
  • Russian: Три города
  • Tre Città

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