Districts of Malta

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Malta is subdivided in districts of localities in order to administer the country in regions rather than locality. The districts have no administrative significance as the localities provide the first-tier divisions of the country.

Statistical Districts and Regions[edit]

There are 6 districts, used for statistical purposes and which are, in turn, grouped into 3 regions: Gozo, Malta Majjistral and Malta Xlokk. Each district consists of a number of localities. The Northern Harbour District, Western District and Northern District together form the North Western Region (Malta Majjistral). The South Eastern District and Southern Harbour District together form the South Eastern Region (Malta Xlokk). The Gozo and Comino District is a Region in its own right.

Southern Harbour District[edit]

Southern Harbour District

The Southern Harbour District forms part of Malta Xlokk. It contains 14 local councils including the capital Valletta and the cities of Birgu, Cospicua, Senglea and Żabbar, with the largest locality being Żabbar (pop. 15,314) while the smallest one is Xgħajra (pop. 1,688). The total population of the District is 81,834 (as of March 2013), while total area is 26.1 km2. It is the second largest district by population and the fifth largest by area.

Northern Harbour District[edit]

Northern Harbour District

The Northern Harbour District forms part of Malta Majjistral. It contains 13 local councils including the city of Qormi, with the largest locality being Birkirkara (pop. 22,319) while the smallest one is Ta' Xbiex (pop. 1,835). The total population of the District is 131,938 (as of March 2013), while total area is 24.1 km2. It is the largest district by population and the smallest by area.

South Eastern District[edit]

South Eastern District

The South Eastern District forms part of Malta Xlokk. It contains 11 local councils including the city of Żejtun, with the largest locality being Marsaskala (pop. 11,892) while the smallest one is Ħal Safi (pop. 2,128). The total population of the District is 66,060 (as of March 2013), while total area is 54.3 km2. It is the fourth largest district by both population and area.

Western District[edit]

Western District

The Western District forms part of Malta Majjistral. It contains 10 local councils including the cities of Mdina, Siġġiewi and Żebbuġ, with the largest locality being Żebbuġ (pop. 11830) while the smallest one is Mdina (pop. 294). The total population of the District is 54,315 (as of March 2013), while total area is 72.5 km2. It is the fifth largest district by population and the second largest by area.

Northern District[edit]

Northern District

The Northern District forms part of Malta Majjistral. It contains 6 local councils but no cities, with the largest locality being St. Paul's Bay (pop. 20,925) while the smallest one is Għargħur (pop. 2,693). The total population of the District is 70,580 (as of March 2013), while total area is 73.6 km2. It is the third largest district by population and the largest by area.

Gozo and Comino District[edit]

Gozo and Comino District

The Gozo and Comino District is also the Gozo Region. It contains 14 local councils including the city of Victoria. This is also the largest locality (pop. 6,911) while the smallest one is Għasri (pop. 515). The total population of the District is 37,288 (as of March 2013), while total area is 68.7 km2. It is the smallest district by population and the third largest by area.

Electoral Districts[edit]

There are currently 13 electoral districts, each consist of a number of localities (although there is no requirement that electoral boundaries follow the boundaries of localities).[1]

District 1[edit]

District 2[edit]

District 3[edit]

District 4[edit]

District 5[edit]

District 6[edit]

District 7[edit]

District 8[edit]

District 9[edit]

District 10[edit]

District 11[edit]

District 12[edit]

District 13[edit]

This district consists of the islands of Gozo and Comino

Police Districts[edit]

There are 10 police districts, each district having its own police headquarters.

District 1[edit]

  • Headquarters in Valletta, the capital city of Malta.

District 2[edit]

  • Headquarters in Qormi Città Pinto

District 3[edit]

  • Headquarters in Paola (Raħal Ġdid)

District 4[edit]

  • Headquarters in Bormla Città Cospicua

District 5[edit]

District 6[edit]

District 6A[edit]

District 7[edit]

District 8[edit]

District 9[edit]

District 10[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gauci, Salv. (23 April 2012). "Constitution of Malta. Article 61 - Electoral Divisions". The Malta Government Gazette (18904). Retrieved 26 August 2014.