Imġarr formerly known as Mgiarro, is a
small town in the northwest of the mainland of Malta.
Mgarr is a
typical rural village situated in an isolated region, west of
It is surrounded with rich farmland and
vineyards. Many of its 2,995 inhabitants are farmers or are engaged
in some sort of agricultural activity.
History and development
Mġarr has two important prehistoric sites: Ta' Ħaġrat
, which is still in a
good state of preservation, stands in a field near the village
centre; Ta' Skorba
, excavated in 1963,
lies just outside the village.
Mġarr's history is that of a farming community patronised by
various of the Mdina patrican families. Mgiarro was granted by the
King of Sicily
Inguanez family, and over time they sold it to the Falsone family.
Over time, land was split up and given to all descendants.
Mġarr today has grown quite large, though still considered a
country town with fresh clean air away from the major industrial
towns of Malta.
rustic environs embrace several rustic spots like Binġemma, Wardija,
Fomm ir-Riħ, Ghajn Tuffieha and
Mġarr is a favourite stopping place for people strolling in its
countryside and for those travelling in cars to the nearby beaches.
School is a private school located within one of Mġarr's
View of Mgarr
It was only in the beginning of the 20th century that Mġarr got its
own parish and fully completed church. The church is one of
the largest dome church in the world, after Mosta.
unique shape, that of an oval dome, is attributed to the extensive
funds collected from the sale of locally produced eggs: more than
300,000 were sold in aid of the project.
The parish church of St. Mary
Assumption) is a miniature copy of the Mosta Rotunda. Its building
commenced in 1912 and its construction depended on free labour and
on the generous contributions earned by the parishioners from the
sale of farm products. Despite all efforts to expedite the work,
the building was not completed before 1946.
The church stands on high ground and its elevated terrace offers a
charming view of the fertile fields and of the neighbouring
hillsides. Several old homesteads still exist in the narrow streets
around the church. Modern buildings and a housing estate are new
additions to the village.
Mġarr Local Council
The current Mġarr local council members are:
- Vella Paul (Mayor - PN)
- Clayton Gauci (PL)
- Vella Eman (PN)
- Giovann Gatt (PN)
- Maria Said (PL)
Zones in Mġarr
- Binġemma Gap
- Dar il-Ħamra
- Ġnejna Bay
- Misraħ Miet
- Ras il-Pellegrin
- Ta' Mrejnu
- Ta' Tewma
- Ta' l-Għajn
- Ta' Qarawas
- Wied tal-Ġnejna
- Wied ta' l-Imselliet
Mġarr Main Roads
- Triq Binġemma (Binġemma Road)
- Triq Fisher (Fisher Street)
- Triq Għajn Tuffieħa (Għajn Tuffieħa Road)
- Triq il-Banjijiet Rumani (Roman Baths Road)
- Triq il-Ġnejna (Gnejna Road)
- Triq il-Kbira (Main Street)
- Triq il-Kurat Chetcuti
- Triq il-Mosta (Mosta Road)
- Triq iż-Żebbiegħ (Żebbiegħ Road)
- Triq Sir Harry Luke (Sir Harry Luke Street)
- Triq Sir Temi Zammit (Sir Temi Zammit Road)
- Wesgħa l-Ġublew (Jubile Square)
- http://www.mgarr.gov.mt/ - Mġarr local council
- http://www.lejlamgarrija.com/ - Annual Festival held in