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A view of St George's Square in the centre of the town of Victoria in Gozo. In the background can be seen the Basilica of Saint George.

Victoria, also known as Rabat or by its title Città Victoria is the capital of Gozo, an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. The town has a total population of 6,911 (March 2013), and by population is the largest locality in Gozo.

The area around the town, situated on a hill near the centre of the island, has been settled since Neolithic times. Victoria is the name given 10 June 1887 by the British government on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, at the request of the Bishop of Malta, Mons. Sir Pietro Pace. However many Gozitans still often refer to it by the name Rabat. It is usually known as Ir-Rabat Gawdex to distinguish it from the town of Rabat on the island of Malta.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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