Naxxar

Naxxar
In-Naxxar
Local council
Naxxar Parish Church
Naxxar Parish Church
Flag of Naxxar
Flag
Coat of arms of Naxxar
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Prior Credidi
(First to Believe)
Naxxar in Malta.svg
Coordinates: 35°54′54″N 14°26′41″E / 35°54′54″N 14°26′41″E / 35.91500; 14.44472
Country Malta
RegionNorthern Region
DistrictNorthern District
BordersGħargħur, Iklin, Lija, Mosta, Pembroke, St. Paul's Bay, Swieqi
Government
 • MayorAnne Marie Muscat Fenech Adami (PN)
Area
 • Total11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Population (March 2014)
 • Total13,443
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Naxxari (m), Naxxarija (f), Naxxarin (pl)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codeNXR
Dialing code356
ISO 3166 codeMT-38
Patron saintOur Lady of Victories
Feast Day8 September
WebsiteOfficial website
Naxxar Local Council, Civil Centre

Naxxar (Maltese: In-Naxxar) is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of about 13,443 people as of March 2014.[1] The Naxxar Church is dedicated to Our Lady of Victories. The annual village feast is celebrated on 8 September. Naxxar was formerly known for hosting the Maltese International Trade Fair at Maltese International Trade Fair Grounds.

The Naxxar Locality is spread over an area of 11 square kilometres (4 sq mi) and has a population of over eleven thousand persons. The whole locality comprises the Naxxar centre, Sgħajtar area, Santa Marija tax-Xagħra, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, Birguma, Magħtab, Salina, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq and part of Madliena.

Origin of the village

It is not clear when Naxxar started to become a village, but human habitation in the area dates to the prehistoric era. This is evidenced by megalithic remains at Tal-Qadi and at Qaliet Marku. The cart ruts which start at Salina up to it-Targa and near Ghadira tal-Wej were probably first cut in the same period.[2]

Other Languages
العربية: ناكسار
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Нашар
català: Naxxar
davvisámegiella: Naxxar
Deutsch: Naxxar
español: Naxxar
euskara: Naxxar
فارسی: ناسار
français: In-Naxxar
한국어: 나샤르
italiano: Naxxar
Latina: Naxxar
lietuvių: Našaras
magyar: Naxxar
Malti: Naxxar
მარგალური: ნაშარი
Nederlands: Naxxar
norsk: Naxxar
polski: Naxxar
português: Naxxar
sicilianu: Naxxar
کوردی: ناشار
suomi: Naxxar
Türkçe: Naxxar
اردو: ناشار
Volapük: Naxxar
中文: 納沙爾