St. Paul's Bay

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Not to be confused with Baie-Saint-Paul.
St. Paul's Bay
San Pawl il-Baħar
Local council
Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' San Pawl il-Baħar
The church of Saint Paul's Bay
The church of Saint Paul's Bay
Flag of St. Paul's Bay
Flag
Coat of arms of St. Paul's Bay
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): SPB
Motto: In Christo Renati Sumus
Sanpawlilbahar-map.svg
Coordinates: 35°56′54″N 14°24′6″E / 35.94833°N 14.40167°E / 35.94833; 14.40167Coordinates: 35°56′54″N 14°24′6″E / 35.94833°N 14.40167°E / 35.94833; 14.40167
Country  Malta
Island Malta
Borders Bidnija, Mellieħa, Mġarr, Mosta, Naxxar
Government
 • Mayor Raymond Tabone (PL)
Area
 • Total 14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Population (March 2013)
 • Total 20,925
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Demonym Pawlin (m), Pawlina (f), Pawlini (pl)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code SPB
Dialing code 356
Patron saint Our Lady of Sorrows, Sacred Heart of Mary, St. Frances of Assisi
A panoramic view of St. Paul's Bay in 2005.
Sunset over St. Paul's Bay.

Saint Paul's Bay (Maltese: San Pawl il-Baħar, Italian: Baia di San Paolo) is a town in Malta, situated in the northwest of the island of Malta, sixteen kilometres (9.9 miles) from the capital city Valletta.

Its name refers to the shipwreck of Saint Paul, as documented in the Acts of the Apostles, due to the tradition that Saint Paul was shipwrecked on the isles, named St. Paul's Isles, which are situated in St Paul's Bay. According to the Bible, St. Paul was shipwrecked on an island which many scholars have identified as Malta on his voyage from Caesarea to Rome. The Maltese people believe that it was St. Paul who laid the foundations of Christianity on the island.

The localities of Burmarrad, Qawra, Buġibba, Xemxija, Mselliet, and San Martin as well as part of Bidnija and Mistra, form part of the San Pawl il-Baħar Local Council. The area of the locality is 14.47 km2 (6 sq mi).

The resident population in March 2013 stood at 20,925 persons.[1] This population goes up to about 60,000 during the period of June to September. The increase is due both to Maltese summer residents and tourists lodging in hotels, especially in Buġibba and Qawra.

Although the town is a modern tourist area there are some very pretty natural highlights close by. Heading north there is Mistra Bay, its headland and St Paul's Island. Going west and crossing the island towards Ġnejna Bay and Golden Bay is the scenic Wardija Ridge.

Malta's Cart Ruts around St Paul's Bay[edit]

Malta's mysterious Cart Ruts can be found on the heritage trail close to St Paul's Bay on the Wardija Ridge at Busewdien.[2]

Zones in St. Paul's Bay Locality[edit]

  • Bajda Ridge
  • Buġibba
  • Burmarrad
  • Busewdien
  • Daħlet il-Fekruna
  • Erba' Mwieżeb
  • Għajn Astas
  • Għajn Rasul
  • Għar Għasfur
  • Ħotba ta' San Martin
  • Il-Ballut
  • Il-Ħamra
  • Il-Palma
  • Il-Wileġ
  • L-Arġentier
  • L-Imbordin
  • Mdawra
  • Mistra Bay (Qala l-Mistra)
  • Miżieb
  • Port Bur-Marrad
  • Pwales Beach (Ramla tal-Pwales)
  • Qawra
  • Qawra Point (Ras il-Qawra)
  • Rdum l-Abjad (White Cliff)
  • Rdum Rxawn
  • Rdum Tal-Maħruq
  • Rxawn Point
  • Safsafa
  • San Martin
  • San Pawl Milqi
  • Simar
  • Ta' Ċampra
  • Ta' Garrum
  • Ta' l-Arġentier
  • Ta' l-Għażżelin
  • Ta' Rkuplu
  • Ta' Xewka
  • Tal-Basal
  • Tal-Fjuri
  • Ta' l-Għażżenin
  • Tal-Qadi
  • Tal-Qarbuni
  • Tal-Veċċja
  • Tax-Xama'
  • Wardija
  • Wardija Heights
  • Wardija Ridge
  • Wied Bufula
  • Wied Qannotta
  • Wied Sardin
  • Wied tal-Mistra
  • Wied tal-Pwales
  • Triq Jean De La Cassier
  • Triq Jean De La Valette
  • Xemxija
  • Xemxija Bay

St Paul's Bay Main Roads[edit]

  • Dawret San Pawl (St Paul By-Pass)
  • Triq Għajn Tuffieħa (Golden Bay Road)
  • Triq Parades
  • Triq San Pawl (St Paul Street)
  • Triq il-Mosta

Buġibba Main Roads[edit]

  • Dawret il-Gżejjer (Islet Promanade)
  • Triq il-Bajja (Bay Street)
  • Triq Bordino (Bordino Street)
  • Triq l-Erba' Mwieżeb (Erba' Mwiezeb Road)
  • Triq il-Korp tal-Pijunieri (Pioneer Corps Road)
  • Triq il-Kaħli
  • Triq il-Knisja (Church Street)
  • Triq il-Mosta (Mosta Road)
  • Triq il-Plajja ta' Bognor (Bognor Beach Street)
  • Triq ir-Rebbiegħa (Spring Street)
  • Triq Sir Luigi Preziosi (Sir Luigi Preziosi Street)
  • Triq Sant' Antnin (St Anthony Street)
  • Triq Toni Bajada (Toni Bajada Street)

Burmarrad Main Roads[edit]

  • Triq Burmarrad (Burmarrad Road)
  • Triq il-Wardija (Wardija Road)
  • Triq il-Witja
  • Triq Toni Camilleri{Burmarrad Road to Mosta}

Qawra Main Roads[edit]

  • Dawret il-Gżejjer (Islet Promenade)
  • Dawret il-Qawra (Qawra Promenade)
  • Triq Cassarino (Cassarino Street)
  • Triq Għawdex (Gozo Street)
  • Triq il-Ħalel (Waves Street)
  • Triq il-Wileġ
  • Triq J.F.Kennedy (J.F.Kennedy Street)
  • Triq is-Salina (Salina Road) or (Kennedy Drive)
  • Triq it-Trunċiera (Trunciera Street)
  • Triq it-Turisti (Tourist Steeet)

Xemxija Main Roads[edit]

  • Telgħa tal-Mistra (Mistra Hill)
  • Telgħa tax-Xemxija (Xemxija Hill)
  • Xatt il-Pwales (Pwales Strand)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2013. Malta Government Gazette 19,094. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. ^ Dillon, Paddy Walking in Malta Cicerone Press (1 Oct 2004) ISBN 978-1-85284-422-6 p.107