It is located to the north of the larger Grand Harbour.
The harbour is generally more dedicated to leisure use than the Grand Harbour.
The harbour mouth faces north east and is bounded to the north by Dragut Point and Tigné Point.
Off Gżira lies Manoel Island, now connected to the mainland by a bridge.
At its tip lies the 16th century Fort Saint Elmo.
The Sciberras peninsula divides Marsamxett from the larger parallel natural harbour, Grand Harbour.
Along its partner the Grand Harbour, Marsamxett lies at the centre of gently rising ground.
Development has grown up all around the twin harbours and up the slopes so that the whole bowl is effectively one large conurbation.
Much of Malta's population lives within a three kilometer radius of Floriana.
This is now one of the most densely populated areas in Europe.
Together, these districts contain 27 of 68 local councils.
They have a population of 213,722 which make up over 47% of the total population of the Maltese islands.
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