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[1] 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

L-Imġarr
View of Mġarr
View of Mġarr
Flag of Mġarr
Flag
Coat of arms of Mġarr
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 35°55′11″N 14°21′59″E / 35.91972°N 14.36639°E / 35.91972; 14.36639Coordinates: 35°55′11″N 14°21′59″E / 35.91972°N 14.36639°E / 35.91972; 14.36639
Country Malta
RegionNorthern Region
DistrictNorthern District
BordersMellieħa, Mosta, Rabat, St. Paul's Bay
Government
 • MayorPaul Vella (PN)
Area
 • Total16.1 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)
 • Total3,802
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mġarri (m), Mġarrija (f), Mġarrin (pl)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
MGR
Dialing code356
ISO 3166 codeMT-31
Patron saintSt. Mary
Day of festa1st Sunday after 15 August
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

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 CouncilEdit

The current Mġarr local council members are:

  • Clayton Gauci (PL)
  • Paul Vella (PN)
  • Elizabeth Ebejer (PL)
  • Vella Eman (PN)
  • Mario Sammut (PN)

Zones in MġarrEdit

  • Abatija
  • Ballut
  • Binġemma
  • Binġemma Gap
  • Dar il-Ħamra
  • Darrenzi
  • Dwejra
  • Fawwara
  • Fomm ir-Riħ
  • Ġnejna Bay
  • Għajn Tuffieħa
  • Għemieri
  • Ħanxara
  • Ħotba ta' San Martin
  • Iċ-Ċagħaq
  • Iċ-Ċarċar
  • Id-Dahar
  • Il-Għalqa
  • L-Imselliet
  • L-Iskorvit
  • Lippija
  • Misraħ Miet
  • Ras il-Pellegrin
  • Ras il-Wied
  • Skorba
  • Ta' Mrejnu
  • Ta' Tewma
  • Tal-Għajn
  • Ta' Qarawas
  • Tal-Faċċol
  • Tal-Ħżejjen
  • Tal-Palma
  • Tal-Qanfud
  • Tar-Ragħad
  • Tas-Santi
  • Wied Santi
  • Wied tal-Ġnejna
  • Wied tal-Imselliet
  • Żebbiegħ

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2014". Government of Malta. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Town twinning". mgarrlc.com. Mġarr. Retrieved 18 September 2019.

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