Mellieħa

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Mellieħa
Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mellieħa
Local council
Il-Mellieħa
Parish church - Mellieħa Maria Bambina

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Coat of arms
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 (Dec 2008 melh u ghase3l_km2 = auto)
 • Total7,221
DemonymMellieħi (m), Mellieħija (f), Mellieħin (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-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mellieħa
Local council
Il-Mellieħa
Parish church - Mellieħa Maria Bambina

Flag

Coat of arms
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 (Dec 2008 melh u ghase3l_km2 = auto)
 • Total7,221
DemonymMellieħi (m), Mellieħija (f), Mellieħin (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. 7,221 in Dec 2008) 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

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Mellieħa main roads[edit]

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