View of Mġarr
|Borders||Mellieħa, Mosta, Rabat, St. Paul's Bay|
|• Mayor||Paul Vella (PN)|
|• Total||16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Mġarri (m), Mġarrija (f), Mġarrin (pl)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||MT-31|
|Patron saint||St. Mary|
|Day of festa||1st Sunday after 15 August|
Mġarr (Maltese: L-Imġarr), formerly known as Mgiarro, is a small town in the Northern Region 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 3,629 inhabitants are farmers or are engaged in some sort of agricultural activity. Maltese pop singers Christabelle Borg and Gaia Cauchi both hail from this town.
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 patronized by various of the Mdina patrician families. Mġarr 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, Għajn Tuffieħa and Ġnejna Bay. San Andrea School and San Anton School are private schools 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
- Myles Beerman (born 1999), professional footballer who plays as a defender for Rangers F.C.
- Christabelle Borg (born 1992), singer, represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
- Gaia Cauchi (born 2002), singer, won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Twin towns – sister cities
- Mathi, Italy
- "Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2014". Government of Malta. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015.
- "Town twinning". mgarrlc.com. Mġarr. Retrieved 18 September 2019.