Xgħajra (Maltese: Ix-Xgħajra) is a small village in the South Eastern Region of Malta. It is located on the coast, about halfway between Valletta and Marsaskala. Its local football club is known as the Xghajra Tornadoes F.C. Contrary to popular belief, it has no connection to the Gozitan village known as Xagħra. Its population stood at 1732 in March 2014.
|Region||South Eastern Region|
|District||Southern Harbour District|
|• Mayor||Neil Attard (PL)|
|• Total||1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Xgħajri (m), Xgħajrija (f), Xgħajrin (pl)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||MT-63|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of Graces|
|Day of festa||Sunday after 8 September|
The current local council members are:
- Attard, Neil (Sindku)- PL
- Pulis, Rosabelle (vici Sindku)- PL
- Valvo, Anthony- PL
- Camilleri, Raymond- PL
- Borġ, Doris - PN
Zones in XgħajraEdit
- San Pietru
- Ta' Alessi
- Ta' Maġġi
- Wied Glavan
Xgħajra Main RoadsEdit
- Dawret ix-Xatt (Strand By-Pass)
- Triq Ħaż-Żabbar (Zabbar Road)
- Triq il-Fortizza tal-Grazzja (Grazzia Fort Street)
- Triq il-Knisja (Church Street)
- Triq it-Torri ta' Alof de Wignacourt (Alof de Wignacourt Tower Street). This road refers to the Santa Maria delle Grazie Tower that Knights of Malta erected in 1620 during the reign of Grand Master Fra Alof de Wignacourt, which was one of the set of Wignacourt towers. The British demolished the tower to clear a field of fire for the Della Grazie Battery that they constructed in 1888.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Xgħajra.|
- "Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2014". Government of Malta. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015.
- "Twinning". localgovernment.gov.mt. Government of Malta. Retrieved 18 September 2019.