Fgura is a town in the south of Malta lying inland from the Three Cities. Its northern fringes are bordered by the Cottonera Lines of fortifications while it merges with the towns of Zabbar to the south and Tarxien to the West. On the surface, Fgura appears to be a new town but its outward appearance belies its ancient origins. The town has prehistoric roots – there are several tombs in the area – and there is evidence to suggest it was a settlement in Phoenician times. Today, Fgura has one of the highest population densities in the country. It expanded recently on 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.