Ir-Rabat (Città Victoria)

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Ir-Rabat (Citta’ Vittoria)

Victoria is the name given to the medieval city of Gozo in 1887. It was in this same year that Victoria became to be known as City of Gozo. However, the word Rabat is still very popular. Victoria includes ic-Cittadella, the old city as well as Rabat. Rabat mean suburb. The first time we come across this name is in a notarial deed by Andrea de Benjamin of the 12th of February 1455 by the name of RABBATUM. The motto of the locality is – A magna maxima – which means from large to the highest.

The coat of arms of Victoria shows three hills on a blue background, with a golden streak with the letters VR red, upon all this there’s the façade of bastions with four watchtowers and a door altogether forming a crown.

                      
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