Mġarr

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Mġarr
Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imġarr
Local council
L-Imġarr
View of Mġarr
View of Mġarr
Flag of Mġarr
Flag
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Coordinates: 35°55′11″N 14°21′59″E / 35.91972°N 14.36639°E / 35.91972; 14.36639Coordinates: 35°55′11″N 14°21′59″E / 35.91972°N 14.36639°E / 35.91972; 14.36639
Country  Malta
Island Malta
Borders Bidnija, Mellieħa, Mosta, Rabat, St. Paul's Bay
Government
 • Mayor Paul Vella (PN)
Area
 • Total 16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Population (Nov 2005)
 • Total 3,014
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym Mġarri (m), Mġarrija (f), Mġarrin (pl)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code MĠR
Dialing code 356
Patron saint St. Mary
Day of festa 1st Sunday after 15 August
Website Official website

Mġarr or Imġarr, formerly known as Mgiarro, is a small town in the northwest of the mainland of Malta. Mgarr is a typical rural village situated in an isolated region, west of Mosta. It is surrounded with rich farmland and vineyards. Many of its 3,014[1] inhabitants are farmers or are engaged in some sort of agricultural activity. Child singer and the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Gaia Cauchi hails from Mġarr.

History[edit]

Mġarr has two important prehistoric sites: Ta' Ħaġrat, which is still in a good state of preservation, stands in a field near the village centre; Ta' Skorba, excavated in 1963, lies just outside the village.

Mġarr's history is that of a farming community patronised by various of the Mdina patrican families. Mgiarro was granted by the King of Sicily to the Inguanez family, and over time they sold it to the Falsone family. Over time, land was split up and given to all descendants.

Mġarr today has grown quite large, though still considered a country town with fresh clean air away from the major industrial towns of Malta.

Mġarr's rustic environs embrace several rustic spots like Binġemma, Wardija, Fomm ir-Riħ, Ghajn Tuffieha and Ġnejna Bay. San Anton School is a private school located within one of Mġarr's scenic valleys.

Mġarr Local Council[edit]

The current Mġarr local council members are:

  • Clayton Gauci (PL)
  • Paul Vella (PN)
  • Elizabeth Ebejer (PL)
  • Vella Eman (PN)
  • Mario Sammut (PN)

Zones in Mġarr[edit]

  • Abatija
  • Ballut
  • Binġemma
  • Binġemma Gap
  • Dar il-Ħamra
  • Darrenzi
  • Dwejra
  • Fawwara
  • Fomm ir-Riħ
  • Ġnejna Bay
  • Għajn Tuffieħa
  • Għemieri
  • Ħanxara
  • Ħotba ta' San Martin
  • Iċ-Ċagħaq
  • Iċ-Ċarċar
  • Id-Dahar
  • Il-Għalqa
  • L-Imselliet
  • L-Iskorvit
  • Lippija
  • Misraħ Miet
  • Ras il-Pellegrin
  • Ras il-Wied
  • Skorba
  • Ta' Mrejnu
  • Ta' Tewma
  • Ta' l-Għajn
  • Ta' Qarawas
  • Tal-Faċċol
  • Tal-Ħżejjen
  • Tal-Palma
  • Tal-Qanfud
  • Tar-Ragħad
  • Tas-Santi
  • Wied Santi
  • Wied tal-Ġnejna
  • Wied ta' l-Imselliet
  • Żebbiegħ

Sister towns[edit]

Famous people from Mġarr[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Source: Census of Population and Housing 2005: Preliminary Report. National Statistics Office, Malta, 2006

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