Santa Venera

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For the saint of this name, see Saint Venera.
Santa Venera
Local council
Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Santa Venera
The arches of the Wignacourt Aqueduct at Santa Venera
The arches of the Wignacourt Aqueduct at Santa Venera
Flag of Santa Venera
Flag
Coat of arms of Santa Venera
Coat of arms
Motto: Virtus in infirmitatate per fictur
Santavenera-map.svg
Coordinates: 35°53′23″N 14°28′40″E / 35.88972°N 14.47778°E / 35.88972; 14.47778Coordinates: 35°53′23″N 14°28′40″E / 35.88972°N 14.47778°E / 35.88972; 14.47778
Country  Malta
Island Malta
Borders Ħamrun, Birkirkara, Qormi, Msida
Government
 • Mayor Stephen Sultana (PL)
Area
 • Total 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Population (March 2013)
 • Total 6,941
 • Density 7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Demonym

Vendriż (m), Vendriża (f), Vendriżi (pl)

Vendrin (m), Vendrina (f), Vendrini (pl)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code SVR
Dialing code 356
Patron saint St. Venera
Day of festa Santa Venera Last Sunday of July and 14 November

Santa Venera is a town in Malta, with a population of around 6,941 (March 2013).[1] This settlement is found in the Outer Harbour Region of Malta. It was part of Hamrun until 1912. The oldest buildings in Santa Venera are Wignacourt Aqueduct and Casa Leoni which were built by the Order of Saint John, and a former 7up factory. A new church has been built recently. The football team of St. Venera is the St. Venera Lightnings, which bears the colours of the town: yellow and blue.

Flag[edit]

The flag of Santa Venera is a red flag with a white stripe and three red fleur-de-lys on the stripe, taken from the coat of arms of the Grandmaster Alof de Wignacourt who ruled the islands from 1601 to 1622. The flag was introduced with the introduction of local councils in 1993. In 2013, there was a proposal for a new flag with the colours of the town blue and yellow however this was not adopted.

Schools[edit]

  • Saint Elias College
  • Vincenzo Bugeja
  • Dun Xand Cortis
  • St Michael's College

Main roads[edit]

  • Triq il-Ferrovija (Railway Road)
  • Triq il-Kanun (Canon Road)
  • Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud (Parish Priest Mifsud Street)
  • Triq il-Kbira San Ġużepp (St Joseph Main Street)
  • Triq Reġjonali (Regional Road)

Zones in Santa Venera[edit]

  • Tal-Palazz Il-Aħmar

Clubs[edit]

  • St. Venera Band Club (Soċjeta' Filarmonika Santa Venera V.M. 1964)[1]
  • Kummissjoni Zghazagh Palmisti Santa Venera V.M. A.D. 1994
  • Kumitat Festi Esterni Parrocca Santa Venera V.M - A.D.1971
  • St.Venera United Youth Football Nursery
  • Ghaqda tan-Nar 26 ta' Lulju - A.D 2009
  • St. Venera Lghtnings Football Club
  • St. Venera Scout Group
  • St. Venera Girl Guides

Saint Elias College[edit]

Saint Elias College is a Secondary Catholic Church school run by the Carmelite Friars.

Mission statement: The aim of Saint Elias College is to form a learning community where each individual is considered to be a child of God. Within a family framework, each individual has a unique value, irrespective of one's capabilities and achievements. In this manner, each individual can attain full growth through experiences which are academic, athletic, religious, creative, cultural and social.

References[edit]

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

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