Mellieħa

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Mellieħa
Il-Mellieħa
Local council
Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mellieħa
Parish church - Mellieħa Maria Bambina
Parish church - Mellieħa Maria Bambina
Flag of Mellieħa
Flag
Coat of arms of Mellieħa
Coat of arms
Mellieha-map.svg
Coordinates: 35°57′23″N 14°21′59″E / 35.95639°N 14.36639°E / 35.95639; 14.36639Coordinates: 35°57′23″N 14°21′59″E / 35.95639°N 14.36639°E / 35.95639; 14.36639
Country Malta
IslandMalta
BordersSt. Paul's Bay, Mġarr
Government
 • MayorMr. John Buttigieg (PL)
Area
 • Total22.6 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Population (March 2013)
 • Total10,003
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
DemonymMellieħi (m), Melliħija (f), Melliħin (pl)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codeMLĦ
Dialing code356
Patron saintOur Lady of Victories
Day of festa8 September
Website[1]
 
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Mellieħa
Il-Mellieħa
Local council
Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mellieħa
Parish church - Mellieħa Maria Bambina
Parish church - Mellieħa Maria Bambina
Flag of Mellieħa
Flag
Coat of arms of Mellieħa
Coat of arms
Mellieha-map.svg
Coordinates: 35°57′23″N 14°21′59″E / 35.95639°N 14.36639°E / 35.95639; 14.36639Coordinates: 35°57′23″N 14°21′59″E / 35.95639°N 14.36639°E / 35.95639; 14.36639
Country Malta
IslandMalta
BordersSt. Paul's Bay, Mġarr
Government
 • MayorMr. John Buttigieg (PL)
Area
 • Total22.6 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Population (March 2013)
 • Total10,003
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
DemonymMellieħi (m), Melliħija (f), Melliħin (pl)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codeMLĦ
Dialing code356
Patron saintOur Lady of Victories
Day of festa8 September
Website[1]

Mellieħa ([məˈliːhə], or il-Mellieħa) is a large village (pop. 10,003 in March 2013[1]) in the northwestern part of Malta. It is a popular tourist destination during the summer months. Mellieħa as a village developed under British colonization after the British encouraged people to settle in the area by giving leases to the population. For two centuries previously, the area was abandoned due to fear from attacks of corsairs and Saracens. Before that, only a few villagers lived in the area.

European Destinations of Excellence: 2009[edit]

The locality of Mellieħa has through its sustainable initiatives succeeded in achieving the 2009 title of excellence. http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/tourism/eden/themes-destinations/countries/malta/mellieha-manikata/index_en.htm

Mellieħa main roads[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2013. Malta Government Gazette 19,094. Retrieved 11 June 2014.

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