Iklin has a population of 3,130 people in an area of 1.7km² and is located in the Central region of Malta bordering with Lija, Naxxar, Gharghur, San Gwann, Birkirkara and Balzan. It is considered to be a relatively new village with the first house, Dar il-Lewza being built in 1954.
Even though Iklin is considered to be a new village, evidence had been found to prove there were earlier communities living there. In 1967, a megalithic site was discovered but unfortunately, no serious research took place.
The village Iklin is named so after the herb Rosemary which grew in abundance before construction works began. Iklin is divided in to two parts, lower Iklin and upper Iklin. Lower Iklin being mainly built up with terraced houses and upper Iklin consisting of Villas and farmhouses on the hill where property prices are considerably higher.
A 15th century chapel dedicated to St Michael was built in what is now called Iklin. When the chapel was visited by Pietro Dusina during his Apostolic Visit he described it as being in poor condition. Gilormu Agius rebuilt the chapel in 1615 and it is now open once a year on Sunday before the 29th September to celebrate the feast of St Michael.
Estate Agents In Iklin