Ħaż-Żabbar Citta Hompesch
Zabbar, one of the oldest villages, was raised to the status of a City just over two centuries ago. Zabbar is a residential town situated on the South East of Malta. Its origins are obscure in antiquity, but the population of the area became relatively significant enough to gain parish status under the patronage of Our Lady of Graces way back in 1615. Another milestone in the history fo Zabbar is the elevation of the village to the status of a city by Grand Master Ferdinand von Hompesch on 14 September 1797.