Santa Luċija is a small village (pop. 3,174 inhabitants (Nov 2005)) which is one of the modern towns developed during the 20th century on the island of Malta. By virtue of an article which appeared in Government Gazette of 7 July 1961 the area between Tal-Barrani (Tarxien By-Pass) and Luqa By-Pass. Santa Luċija was named after a 16th century chapel located in the vicinity. The Parish Church is dedicated to Pius X. It is home of the Chinese Garden of Serenity (a Chinese-built public garden). It houses a hypogeum which was discovered in 1973.