Gozo (region)

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Gozo Region
Reġjun Għawdex
Region of Malta
Flag of Gozo Region
Coat of arms of Gozo Region
Coat of arms
Map of Gozo
Map of Gozo
Coordinates: 36°02′41.5″N 14°14′20.2″E / 36.044861°N 14.238944°E / 36.044861; 14.238944Coordinates: 36°02′41.5″N 14°14′20.2″E / 36.044861°N 14.238944°E / 36.044861; 14.238944
Country  Malta
Islands Gozo and Comino
Local Councils Act 30 June 1993
Capital Victoria
Government       Regional Committee
 • Regional President Samuel Azzopardi (PN)
 • Total 68.7 km2 (26.5 sq mi)
Population (March 2014)
 • Total 37,342
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Għawdxi (m), Għawdxija (f), Għawdxin (pl)
Time zone UTC+1
Dialing code 356
ISO 3166 code MT-GO
Local councils 14
Website Official website

Gozo Region (Maltese: Reġjun Għawdex) is one of five regions of Malta. The region includes the islands of Gozo, Comino and several little islets such as Cominotto. The region does not border with any other regions, but it is close to the Northern Region.

The region was created by the Local Councils Act of 1993. It is the only original region still in existence, since the other two (Malta Majjistral and Malta Xlokk) were split into smaller regions by Act No. XVI of 2009.[1]



The region corresponds to Gozo and Comino statistical district.

Local councils[edit]

Gozo region includes 14 local councils:


Regional Committee[edit]

The current Gozo Regional Committee (Maltese: Kumitat Reġjonali Għawdex) was created by Act No. XVI of 2009, and was formally constituted in 2012.[2] It is made up of:[3]

Office Officeholder
President Samuel Azzopardi[4]
Vice President Joseph Sultana
Members David Apap Agius
Daniel Attard
Mario Azzopardi
Paul Azzopardi
Saviour Borg
Clint Camilleri
Anthony Cassar
Francis Cauchi
Joseph Cordina
Charles Frank Said
Nicky Saliba
Philip Vella
Executive Secretary Ian Paul Bajada (acting)

The Gozo Regional Committee is housed in the Banca Giuratale.[3]


  1. ^ "Regions of Malta". Statoids. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gozo regional Committee formed". Times of Malta. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Kumitati Reġjonali". Government of Malta (in Maltese). Archived from the original on 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mayor of Victoria elected as President of the Region of Gozo". Gozo News. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2015.