|Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imġarr|
View of Mġarr
|Borders||Bidnija, Mellieħa, Mosta, Rabat, St. Paul's Bay|
|• Mayor||Paul Vella (PN)|
|• Total||16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)|
|Population (March 2013)|
|• Density||220/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|Demonym||Mġarri (m), Mġarrija (f), Mġarrin (pl)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Mary|
|Day of festa||1st Sunday after 15 August|
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 3,596 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.
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
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
- Binġemma Gap
- Dar il-Ħamra
- Fomm ir-Riħ
- Ġnejna Bay
- Għajn Tuffieħa
- Ħotba ta' San Martin
- Misraħ Miet
- Ras il-Pellegrin
- Ras il-Wied
- Ta' Mrejnu
- Ta' Tewma
- Ta' Qarawas
- Wied Santi
- Wied tal-Ġnejna
- Wied tal-Imselliet
Famous people from Mġarr
- Estimated Population by Locality 31 March 2013. Malta Government Gazette 19,094. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mġarr.|
- http://mgarrlc.com/ - Mgarr Local Council Website
- http://www.mgarr.gov.mt/ - Mġarr local council
- http://www.lejlamgarrija.com/ - Annual Festival held in Mgarr