Xlendi is a village in Malta situated in the south west of the island of Gozo. The name is probably derived from the word “xelandion”, a type of Byzantine vessel which may have anchored in the port. It is surrounded by the villages of Munxar, Fontana and Kerċem. Xlendi falls under Munxar for administrative purposes, though it does have its own coat of arms and motto. From March 2010, Xlendi will be having its own 5-person “mini council”, which will be responsible for the main activities of the area.