Mellieħa

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Mellieħa
Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mellieħa
Local council
Il-Mellieħa
Parish church - Mellieħa Maria Bambina
Parish church - Mellieħa Maria Bambina
Flag of Mellieħa
Flag
Coat of arms of Mellieħa
Coat of arms
Mellieha-map.svg
Coordinates: 35°57′23″N 14°21′59″E / 35.95639°N 14.36639°E / 35.95639; 14.36639Coordinates: 35°57′23″N 14°21′59″E / 35.95639°N 14.36639°E / 35.95639; 14.36639
Country  Malta
Island Malta
Borders St. Paul's Bay, Mġarr
Government
 • Mayor Mr. John Buttigieg (PL)
Area
 • Total 22.6 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Population (Dec 2008 melh u ghase3l_km2 = auto)
 • Total 7,221
Demonym Mellieħi (m), Mellieħija (f), Mellieħin (pl)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code MLĦ
Dialing code 356
Patron saint Our Lady of Victories
Day of festa 8 September
Website [1]

Mellieħa ([məˈliːhə], or il-Mellieħa) is a large village (pop. 7,221 in Dec 2008) in the northwestern part of Malta. It is a popular tourist destination during the summer months. Mellieħa as a village developed under British colonization after the British encouraged people to settle in the area by giving leases to the population. For two centuries previously, the area was abandoned due to fear from attacks of corsairs and Saracens. Before that, only a few villagers lived in the area.

European Destinations of Excellence: 2009[edit]

The locality of Mellieħa has through its sustainable initiatives succeeded in achieving the 2009 title of excellence. http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/tourism/eden/themes-destinations/countries/malta/mellieha-manikata/index_en.htm

Locales[edit]

Mellieħa main roads[edit]

  • Dawret il-Mellieħa (Mellieħa By-Pass)
  • Triq Ġorġ Borg Olivier (Ġorġ Borg Olivier Street)
  • Triq il-Kbira (Main Street)
  • Triq il-Marfa (Marfa Road)
  • Triq il-Prajjiet (Anchor Bay Road)
  • Triq Louis Wettinger (Louis Wettinger Street)
  • Triq San Pawl il-Baħar (St. Paul's Bay Road)

Sister cities[edit]

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