Districts of Malta

Statistical districts and regionsEdit

There are 6 districts, used for statistical purposes and which are, in turn, grouped into 3 regions: Gozo, Malta Majjistral and Malta Xlokk. Each district consists of a number of localities. The Northern Harbour District, Western District and Northern District together form the North Western Region (Malta Majjistral). The South Eastern District and Southern Harbour District together form the South Eastern Region (Malta Xlokk). The Gozo and Comino District is a Region in its own right.[1]

Southern Harbour DistrictEdit

 
Southern Harbour District

The Southern Harbour District forms part of Malta Xlokk. It contains 14 local councils including the capital Valletta and the cities of Birgu, Cospicua, Senglea and Żabbar, with the largest locality being Żabbar while the smallest one is Xgħajra.[1] The total population of the District is 80,170 (as of 31 December 2016), while total area is 26.1 km2. It is the second largest district by population and the fifth largest by area.[citation needed]

  • Birgu (Vittoriosa) 2,451 population (at end 2016)
  • Bormla (Cospicua) 5,147
  • Fgura 11,714
  • Floriana (Furjana) 1,966
  • Senglea (Isla) 2,691
  • Kalkara 3,006
  • Luqa, include the hamlet of Ħal Farruġ 5,793
  • Marsa (both parishes; the Parish of the Holy Trinity and the Parish of Maria Regina) 5,328
  • Paola (Paola) (both parishes; the Parish of Christ the King and the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes) 8,241
  • Santa Luċija 2,929
  • Tarxien 8,674
  • Valletta (the three parishes; the Parish of Our Lady of Porto Salvo, the Parish of St. Paul's Shipwreck and the Parish of St. Augustine) 5,656
  • Xgħajra 1,673
  • Żabbar, include the hamlet of St. Peter's[1] 14,901

Northern Harbour DistrictEdit

 
Northern Harbour District

The Northern Harbour District forms part of Malta Majjistral. It contains 13 local councils including the city of Qormi, with the largest locality being Birkirkara (pop. 22,314) while the smallest one is Ta' Xbiex (pop. 1,657). The total population of the District is 131,056 (as of 31 December 2016), while total area is 24.1 km2. It is the largest district by population and the smallest by area.

South Eastern DistrictEdit

 
South Eastern District

The South Eastern District forms part of Malta Xlokk. It contains 11 local councils including the city of Żejtun, with the largest locality being Marsaskala (pop. 12,281) while the smallest one is Ħal Safi (pop. 2,168). The total population of the District is 68,044 (as of 31 December 2016), while total area is 54.3 km2. It is the fourth largest district by both population and area.

Western DistrictEdit

 
Western District

The Western District forms part of Malta Majjistral. It contains 10 local councils including the cities of Mdina, Siġġiewi and Żebbuġ, with the largest locality being Żebbuġ (pop. 11,759) while the smallest one is Mdina (pop. 229). The total population of the District is 59,817 (as of 31 December 2016), while total area is 72.5 km2. It is the fifth largest district by population and the second largest by area.

Northern DistrictEdit

 
Northern District

The Northern District forms part of the Northern Region of Malta. It contains 6 local councils but no cities, with the largest localities being Mosta (pop. 20,009) and St. Paul's Bay (pop. 19,843) while the smallest one is Għargħur (pop. 2,743). The total population of the District is 69,467 (as of 31 December 2016), while total area is 73.6 km2. It is the third largest district by population and the largest by area.

Gozo and Comino DistrictEdit

 
Gozo and Comino District

The Gozo and Comino District is also the Gozo Region. It contains 14 local councils including the city of Victoria (or Rabat). This is also the largest locality (pop. 6,211) while the smallest one is Għasri (pop. 418). The total population of the District is 31,879 (as of 31 December 2016), while total area is 68.7 km2. It is the smallest district by population and the third largest by area.

Electoral districtsEdit

There are currently 13 electoral districts, also known as electoral divisions. Each consists of a number of localities (although there is no requirement that electoral boundaries follow the boundaries of localities).[2][3]

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District 13Edit

This district consists of the islands of Gozo and Comino

Police districtsEdit

There are 11 police districts, each district having its own police headquarters.

District 1Edit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Saviour Formosa; Sandra Scicluna; Jacqueline Azzopardi, eds. (January 2013). Realities of Crime, Society and Landuse in the Mediterranean: JANUS I (PDF). Msida: Department of Criminology, University of Malta. pp. 59–60. doi:10.13140/2.1.1230.4322. ISBN 978-99957-834-0-2. Archived from the original on 15 March 2017.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Gauci, Salv. (23 April 2012). "Constitution of Malta. Article 61 - Electoral Divisions" (PDF). The Malta Government Gazette (18904). Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Electoral Divisions". Electoral Commission Malta. Retrieved 30 January 2019.