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  • Zejtun (also called Iz-Zejtun) is a medium sized town in the south of Malta. Zejtun holds the title of Città Beland, which was bestowed by Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim, Grandmaster of Knights of Malta in 1797, Beland being his mother’s surname.

    Zejtun takes its name from the Sicilian Arabic for “olive”- zaytun (comparable to the Spanish and Portuguese, “aceituna” and “azeituna” respectively), which was one of the main productive industries in Malta. It is also known as Hal-Bisbut, or Casal Bisbut.

    Posted on 9:13 on 01 March