Żebbuġ, Gozo

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This article is about the village in Gozo. For the town on Malta, see Żebbuġ, Malta.
Żebbuġ
Iż-Żebbuġ
Local council
Il-Kunsill Lokali taż-Żebbuġ Għawdex
The parish church and square of Żebbuġ
The parish church and square of Żebbuġ
Flag of Żebbuġ
Flag
Coat of arms of Żebbuġ
Coat of arms
Izzebbug-map.svg
Coordinates: 36°04′15″N 14°14′13″E / 36.07083°N 14.23694°E / 36.07083; 14.23694Coordinates: 36°04′15″N 14°14′13″E / 36.07083°N 14.23694°E / 36.07083; 14.23694
Country  Malta
Island Flag of Gozo.svg Gozo
Borders Għasri, Victoria, Xagħra
Government
 • Mayor Nicky Saliba (PN)
Area
 • Total 7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Population (March 2013)
 • Total 2,944
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym Żebbuġi t'Għawdex (m), Żebbuġija t'Għawdex (f), Żebbuġin t'Għawdex (pl)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code ZBB
Dialing code 356
Patron saint St. Mary
Day of festa Sunday after 15 August
Website Official website

Iż-Żebbuġ is a small village on the island of Gozo in Malta located in the northwest of the island, close to the towns of Għarb and Marsalforn, on a hilltop overlooking the coast. As of March 2013, it had a population of 2944.[1] It is the largest local council in Gozo by area, although its population is small. The word Żebbuġ means "olives", a crop for which the village used to be noted, although nowadays very few olive trees remain on the slopes of Żebbuġ. The village is also well known for its fine lacework and for its nearby coastal beauty spots.

Humans have inhabited Żebbuġ and areas nearby for millennia. There are Bronze Age sites on nearby Kuljat hill, and even older remains can be found to the north, close to the bay of Qbajjar.

Żebbuġ main roads[edit]

  • Triq Għajn Mhelhel (Ghajn Mhelhel Road)
  • Triq il-Knisja (Church Road)
  • Triq iż-Żebbuġ (Zebbug Road)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2013. Malta Government Gazette 19,094. Retrieved 11 June 2014.

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