Kirkop is a small village with a population of 2,191 people in an area of 1.1km² and is located in the Southern region of Malta bordering Mqabba, Safi, Zurrieq and Luqa. Kirkop has a lot of history dating back to Punic times with remains of catacombs spread around the village with most of them still being undiscovered, plans to explore them in the future are in place.
Kirkop has been a village since before the 11th century and have had their own parish since the 17th century. Although the parish church is dedicated to St Leonard, Kirkop celebrate another feast in summer dedicated to St Joseph.
In Kirkop square there is a column with a militia cross, known locally as Is-Salib tad-Dejma and dates back to the Middle Ages. The Dejma was made up of all healthy men between 18-60 years old and were responsible for protecting the coast during pirate attacks and ensuring no islanders were captured for slavery.
Due to the lower value of land in Kirkop, more wealthy and middle class families are buying parcels of land for recreational activities and outdoor entertaining.
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