Cottonera is more commonly known as The Three Cities.
Unsuprisingly, it is made up of three cities but it does get a bit trickier with these cities each known by different names; Birgu also known as Vittoriosa
, Bormla also known as Cospicua
and Isla also known as Senglea
The Cottenera was heavily bombed and targeted during the war and most of the inhabitants fled the area and it has never fully recovered. The three cities line the Grand Harbour so they have been at the forefront of many events due to their strategic position including a key role in the Ottoman attacks in the 1500's. Today it is now an upcoming area with a new generation moving in and its historical and cultural significance is being recognised once gain.