Birkirkara New penthouse office. Birkirkara or B'Kara (Italian: Birchircara) is a city in central Malta. It is the most populated town on the island, with 22,319 inhabitants as of March 2013. The city consists of four autonomous parishes: St Helen, St Joseph, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Mary. It also houses one of the most famous colleges in Malta, St Aloysius' College. Birkirkara is the home town of Ex-President Edward Fenech Adami and former Opposition Leader Alfred Sant and also the birthplace of the first president of Malta Anthony Mamo. The city's motto is "In hoc signo vinces", and its coat of arms is a plain red cross, surmounted by a crown.