About Paola

Paola is a town in the Grand Harbour area of Malta, with a population of 8,856 people (November 2005). It is named after its founder, the Grandmaster Antoine de Paule, but is commonly known as Raħal Ġdid, which means "new town" in Maltese.

Paola is renowned for the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, its large parish church (the largest church in Malta and Gozo), its beautiful square, its shopping centres, the Good Friday procession, and its football club, Hibernians FC.

A number of prominent Maltese personalities come from Paola,