Orientation & Geography

Europe, Malta, Malta

Rabat (or Ir-Rabat) is a village just outside Mdina, Malta. The name of the village is derived from the Semitic word for 'suburb': الرباط, as it was the suburb of the old capital Mdina. Half of the present-day village core also formed part of the Roman city of Melita, before the latter was resized during the Fatimid occupation. The population of Rabat is 12,462 (2010). Parts of the film Munich and Black Eagle were shot in Rabat. The village shares a name with the capital of Morocco. The Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to the Republic of Malta is seated in this village. The Local Council of Rabat is also the administrator of Baħrija.