Together with Balzan and Lija Attard forms part of "the Three Villages" and has been inhabited since the Classical Period. It has a population of 10,134 as of March 2011. Attard's traditional Latin motto is Florigera rosis halo ("I perfume the air with my blossoms") due to its many flower gardens and citrus orchards. Attard is abundant with public gardens, including ornamental trees and flowers, maintained by the Local Council. The inhabitants of Attard are known as saraċini.