Vittoriosa, previously known as Birgu, is part of Cottonnera - the Three Cities. It is oldest of the three and once administered the eastern side of the island and it's harbour approaches.
Similar to Senglea, Vittoriosa, it has a small strecth of land that juts out into the Grand Harbour. Fort Angelo is located here, one of the many fortifactions located around the harbour which has overseen many battles. In fact the towns name was changed from Birgu to Vittoriosa, meaning 'the Victorious one' following an defiant defence against Turkish invaders where Birgu stood firm.