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List Of Places In Malta
This is a list of localities in Malta
Malta
and Gozo, sorted by council.Contents1 Malta1.1 Ħ'Attard
Ħ'Attard
(ATD) 1.2
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Malta
Coordinates: 35°53′N 14°30′E / 35.883°N 14.500°E / 35.883; 14.500 Malta
Malta
(/ˈmɒltə, ˈmɔːl-/ ( listen); Maltese: [ˈmɐltɐ]), officially known as the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
Sea.[10] It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia,[11] and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya.[12] The country covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi),[4] with a population of just under 450,000,[5] making it one of the world's smallest[13][14][15] and most densely populated countries
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Ħal Kirkop
Kirkop
Kirkop
(Maltese: Ħal Kirkop) is a village in the Southern Region of Malta. It is found near the Malta
Malta
International Airport, and has been inhabited since pre-history. The parish church is dedicated to Saint Leonard. The football team of the village is the Kirkop
Kirkop
United Football Club.Contents1 History and population 2 Places, buildings and structures 3 Kirkop
Kirkop
main roads 4 Band clubs 5 Zones in Ħal Kirkop 6 Twin village 7 References 8 External linksHistory and population[edit] Punic remains of catacombs are found around the village of Kirkop
Kirkop
with some of them remain unexplored, and their exploration has been shelved. In 1969 Anthropologist Jeremy Boissevain published a research on the social fabric of the village in his book Hal Farrug: a village in Malta
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Bir Miftuħ
Gudja
Gudja
is a village in the Southern Region of Malta, with a population of 2,997 as of March 2013.[1] The village is located on high grounds, south of Valletta. It is administered by the Gudja
Gudja
Local Council. A number of schools, clubs, public gardens and recreations places are found around the village. The Malta
Malta
International Airport is located in the peripheries. The area has been inhabited since pre-historic times, evident from remains still in situ. Scarce Punic remains were found in an area known as Xlejli, within the villge. Several remains of the Roman period are scattered in the whereabouts, notoriously the Ħal Resqun Catacombs. The area was inhabited during the Arab and subsequent medieval periods, and the settling found today dates to the Order of St. John
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Il-Gżira
Gżira
Gżira
(Maltese: Il-Gżira) is a town in the Central Region of Malta. It is located between Msida
Msida
and Sliema, also bordering on Ta' Xbiex. It has a population of 8,029 as of March 2014.[1] The word Gżira means "island" in Maltese, and the town is named after Manoel Island which lies just adjacent to the town. The seafront of Gżira
Gżira
is famed for its views of the walled city of Valletta, which are illuminated at night, forming a picturesque backdrop to Manoel Island, the yacht marina and a seafront public garden. Kappara is located close to Gżira
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Manoel Island
Manoel Island
Manoel Island
(Maltese: Il- Gżira
Gżira
Manoel) is a small island which forms part of the municipality of Gżira
Gżira
in Marsamxett Harbour, Malta. It is named after the Portuguese Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena, who built a fort on the island in the 1720s. Previously, the island had been known as l'Isolotto or l'Isola del Vescovo (Maltese: Il- Gżira
Gżira
tal-Isqof).Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Present day3.1 Yacht Marina and Yacht Yard 3.2 Duck Village4 ReferencesGeography[edit]Painting of Manoel Island
Manoel Island
in the 19th century Manoel Island
Manoel Island
is a flat island shaped roughly like a leaf. It is located in the middle of Marsamxett Harbour, with Lazzaretto Creek to its south and Sliema Creek to its north. The island is connected to mainland Malta
Malta
by a bridge
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Il-Ħamrun
Ħamrun is a town in the Southern Region of Malta, with a population of 9,244 as of March 2014.[2]Contents1 The people1.1 Notable residents2 Culture2.1 Churches 2.2 Feast 2.3 Societies & Clubs2.3.1 Band Clubs 2.3.2 Social Clubs2.4 Scouts 2.5 Sports2.5.1 Sport Clubs3 Schools 4 Zones in Ħamrun 5 Transport 6 Twin towns 7 References 8 External linksThe people[edit] The townspeople are traditionally known as Tas-Sikkina (literally meaning 'of the knife' or 'those who carry a knife')[3] or as Ta' Werwer (which literally means 'those who scare' or more colloquially, 'the scary ones').[3] This appellation could stem from the fact that a considerable number of Hamrunizi used to work as stevedores on the docks and thus carried a knife at all times
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Blata L-Bajda
Blata l-Bajda
Blata l-Bajda
is a suburb of Ħamrun
Ħamrun
in Malta, on the way to Valletta Notable buildings include the Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and St. Joseph School, a school run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition. Spencer Monument
Spencer Monument
is also found in this hamlet. Maria Regina Girls Junior Lyceum can be found in Blata l-Bajda. This school caters to over 1000 students coming from the central part of Malta. See also[edit] Spencer MonumentThis Malta
Malta
location article is a stub
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L-Iklin
Iklin (Maltese: L-Iklin) is a village in the Central Region of Malta, with a population of 3,130 as of March 2014.[1] Iklin was established in the mid-20th century; however some archaeological sites and a medieval chapel, named as St. Michael Chapel, are proof to earlier settlements.[2] Until recently, the town was considered to form part of the Three villages of Malta, as part of Lija. With the separation of Iklin from Lija, Iklin is no longer part of the three villages.[3] It is bordered by Għargħur, San Ġwann, Birkirkara, Balzan, Lija and Naxxar. Iklin is divided in Lower Iklin siding on the Birkirkara bypass and the Upper Iklin. In Lower Iklin houses are built side by side, in general villas and maisonettes but also recently some apartments
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Il-Kalkara
Kalkara (Maltese: Il-Kalkara) is a village in the South Eastern Region of Malta, with a population of 3,014 as of March 2014.[1] The name is derived from the Latin word for lime (Calce), and it is believed that there was a lime kiln present there since Roman times.[2] Kalkara forms part of the inner harbour area and occupies the area around Kalkara Creek. The town has its own Local Council and is bordered by the cities of Birgu and Żabbar, as well as the town of Xgħajra.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Administration 4 Demographics 5 Culture 6 Main Sights 7 Fortifications 8 Other notable buildings 9 Economy 10 Transport 11 Sport 12 Zones in Kalkara 13 Main Roads 14 See also 15 References 16 External linksHistory[edit] The village of Kalkara developed as a small fishing community around the sheltered inlet of Kalkara Creek
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Bighi
Royal Naval Hospital Bighi (RNH Bighi) also known as Bighi Hospital, was a major naval hospital located in the small town of Kalkara on the island of Malta. It was built on the site of the gardens of Palazzo Bichi,[1] that was periodically known as Palazzo Salvatore. RNH Bighi served the eastern Mediterranean in the 19th and 20th centuries and, in conjunction with the RN Memorial Hospital at Imtarfa, contributed to the nursing and medical care of casualties whenever hostilities occurred in the Mediterranean. The building is now known as Villa Bighi and it houses a restoration unit.Contents1 History1.1 Palazzo Bichi 1.2 Villa Bighi2 Service 3 Closure and Subsequent Site Usage 4 Further reading 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit]The Cot Lift[2] at Bighi hospital in the middle.Palazzo Bichi[edit] On the site of the current building is Palazzo Bichi (now Palazzo Bighi)[3][4][5][6][7] also known as Villa Bichi, built in 1675 during the Order of St
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It-Turretta (other)
It-Turretta is a Maltese word meaning "the turret". Specifically, it may refer to the following towers in Malta:Tower of St
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Smart City
A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently.[1] This includes data collected from citizens, devices, and assets that is processed and analyzed to monitor and manage traffic and transportation systems, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, information systems, schools, libraries, hospitals, and other community services.[2][3][page needed] The smart city concept integrates information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical devices connected to the network (the Internet of things
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Ħal Lija
Lija
Lija
(Maltese: Ħal Lija) is a small village in the Central Region of Malta. It forms part of the Three villages
Three villages
of Malta, along with Attard and Balzan. Lija
Lija
has a baroque parish church and seven other small chapels. The parish church is dedicated to Our Saviour. Lija
Lija
became a parish in 1594, after the small community detached itself from the neighbouring town, Birkirkara. It has a population of 3,070 as of March 2014.[1]Contents1 Culture 2 Lija
Lija
Local Council 3 Band clubs 4 Zones 5 Main roads 6 References 7 External linksCulture[edit] Lija
Lija
Belveder Lija
Lija
is mostly known for its fireworks displays that attract thousands of locals and tourists during the festa period held in the first week of August. These displays are very well renowned and claimed to be the best around the island
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Tal-Barrani
Tal-Barrani is an area in Malta
Malta
located between the towns of Żejtun and Tarxien. The name defines an estate in the outskirts of a town or city, but can also be a reference to a foreign person or someone who is not a resident of the area. In a document dating from the 16th century, the area near this estate was known as Andar tal-Misilmin (land of the Muslim), a reference to the Islamic
Islamic
presence in Malta. In the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
the southeast of Malta
Malta
was populated with more Muslims than the rest of the island. In 1993, a punic temple was found in the area under the main road that passes through the outskirts of Żejtun, Tarxien, Santa Luċija, Għaxaq
Għaxaq
and Bir id-Deheb. In 2008, a punic cemetery was discovered in a field between Tal-Barrani Road and Tal-Hotba Road (Bulebel)
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Ħal Luqa
Luqa
Luqa
(Maltese: Ħal Luqa, meaning poplar) is a village located in the Southern Region of Malta. It is an old town that has a dense population, typical of the Maltese Islands. The population of Luqa
Luqa
is 5,945 as of March 2014.[1] There is a church in its main square dedicated to St. Andrew.[2] The traditional feast of St. Andrew
St. Andrew
is celebrated on the first Sunday of July, with the liturgical feast being celebrated on the November 30.[3] The famous clock maker and inventor Michelangelo Sapiano (1826-1912) used to live in Ħal Luqa
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