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Glenfaba ( ; gv, Glion Faba) is one of the six
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s of the
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. It is located on the west of the island (part of the traditional ''North Side'' division) and consists of the two historic
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es of German and Patrick. Historically, from 1796 until some time in the twentieth century (1986) it also included the parish of
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. Geographically, the sheading of Glenfaba also includes the town of Peel. Other settlements in the sheading include St John's in the parish of German (home of the
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ceremony), and Dalby, Foxdale, Glen Maye and Niarbyl (all in the parish of Patrick).


Etymology

The first mention of Glenfaba may be in a
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of Pope
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in 1231. The origin of the name is not known, but may be connected with that of the river Neb.


MHKs and elections

Until 2016, Glenfaba was also a House of Keys constituency, electing one MHK. From 2016 it is part of the Glenfaba & Peel constituency. In 2016 the constituency was abolished.


See also

* Local government in the Isle of Man


References


External links


Constituency maps and general election results
{{House of Keys constituencies Sheadings of the Isle of Man Constituencies of the Isle of Man