Lija is a small village in the Central region of Malta with a population of 3,070 people in an area of 1.1km² and is one of The Three Villages with Balzan and Attard. Other bordering towns are Birkirkara, Mosta, Iklin and Naxxar.
Entering Lija from its main entrance you will find the street lined with Oleander trees, which leads on to the Belveder and then on to the Church square which is dedicated to our Saviour. From the square onwards you will find long windy narrow roads which will only allow traffic flow in one direction where you will find many old buildings with the traditional Maltese gallerija (balcony) and cast-iron pregnant windows adorned with geraniums of all colours.
Village culture is still very popular in Lija and they boast a number of clubs such as: Lija Athletics Football Club, Lija Tennis Club, Lija Bocci Club and the Old Motors Club. There are several cultural and religious related clubs such as the fireworks club, band clubs and the feast decorations club.
Lijas fireworks club is known to be one of the best on the Island and has even won a number of International awards. Every year they give a free fireworks display to celebrate the village feast where thousands of Maltese and tourists attend on the 6th August.
Property prices are usually quite high in Lija as it is mainly built up of houses of character, villas and townhouses.