Fgura is a town in the South Eastern Region of Malta. It has a population of 11,670 as of March 2014. Its northern fringes are bordered by the Cottonera Lines of fortifications while it merges with the towns of Żabbar to the east and Paola and Tarxien to the West. A modern settlement, Fgura expanded to the outskirts of the Grand Harbour area and was one of the fastest-growing towns of Malta. Fgura has grown to become one of the foremost commercial areas in the central-southern part of the island. Today, Fgura has one of the highest population densities in the country.
Fgura is quite a recently built-up area, that expanded from a handful of farms and farmers’ cottages in these last fifty years. However, the history of the nearby village of Ħal Tarxien, with its Neolithic Temples, Kordin and the Hypogeum in Ħal Saflieni, undoubtedly shows that this same area was inhabited by settlers in the very early ages of Maltese History.