Reġjun Tramuntana emcompasses 12 local government councils. Information about and interaction with each council, is to be found throughout these pages.
The objectve of this site and the supporting mobile application is to give local residents and visitors the most updated information to date.
As this is a community project, we welcome and encourage any suggestions made to continually improve the content.
The Local Councils
About Reġjun Tramuntana
The town and villages making up Reġjun Tramuntana form a mosaic, a blend of old and new, with some having very old roots and history, while others came into being as a locality less than 30 years ago.
Some have large geographical boundaries and include several hamlets with varying population sizes. Others are smaller, but smaller does not mean less colourful or historic. All the localities have a number of common factors, yet they are all diverse and have a great significance for the region.
Indeed, each locality adds a touch of colour to the north. As the great French geographer Fernand Braudel used to say about the Mediterranean, there is unity in diversity. And there is unity in diversity in Malta’s Reġjun Tramuntana as well.
Reġjun Tramuntana comprises of the 12 localities found in the Northern part of Malta.
San Pawl il-Baħar
Together, they make up our region, which is rich in diversity, home to a Maltese as well as many other nationalities. One can say that the Region has probably the largest number of third country nationalities living in our area, especially within San Pawl il-Baħar and Swieqi. In Vincent Galea’s 2011 dissertation, some 72 different nationalities were recorded within the area of San Pawl il-Baħar. A decade later, this is much higher making the locality a truly multi-ethnic cosmopolitan area. The Region has around 120,000 residents which is 24.2% of the Island’s population, and forms around 33% of Malta’s total area.
The region boasts within its precincts the oldest city of Malta – L-Imdina. Established as the old Capital city of Malta by the Romans; one can also find Bronze Age villages, megalithic temples, Punic and Roman remains, and many other historic remains.
The rural element is common to all its localities. The area is in fact abundant in farmland, with agriculture being an important industry of the region. There are as well, numerous industrial parks primarily in Burmarrad.
Il-Mosta, and In-Naxxar. Pembroke, San Pawl il-Baħar, Mellieħa on the other hand are strongholds for the tourism industry with Mellieħa and San Pawl il-Baħar having a significant number of hotel beds, whilst l-Mdina, ir-Rabat and il-Mosta all being strong points on Malta’s tourism map.
From scenic cliffs to rocky and sandy beaches, 6 of the Region’s localities, namely Pembroke, in-Naxxar, San Pawl il-Baħar, Il-Mellieħa, L-Imġarr and Ir-Rabat are surrounded by the sea. Some of the best sandy beaches are found in il-Mellieħa and L-Imġarr. Il-Mellieħa is also home to the most popular dive site cluster in Ċirkewwa.
Fishing has been an important part of the local economy for these coastal towns, and this is evident even from the names – such as the Tunnara area in Mellieħa, from where a special method was used to catch Tuna. Nowadays, some of the major industry players in the fishing industry are found in our region. Tuna, Sea Bream and other fish are farmed in a number of areas then sold locally and abroad.
Our region is home to a wide range of associations, sporting communities and NGO’s. There are 12 band clubs hailing from 8 localities, who also have 15 fireworks factories and or associations. Not all associations have their own factory but work within other facilities.
One finds a number of football facilities in our area, including the National Football ground as well as the National Basketball pitch. In addition, we have an airfield for model flyers and Malta’s only track for auto and moto cross, besides an a 4×4 off-road site. There are as well 3 shooting ranges, two street sport venues and a plethora of other sporting clubs. One finds a number of Scout and Guide groups as well.
We decided to give more space to these organisations and hereby provide a platform to all our associations within our Region to promote themselves and their service. The value such associations contribute to the local community is one to be admired and commended
A Series of Blogs
Blogs about the Region
Find out what is going on in the region, to improve and maintain a better environment.
Contact us with any information that you may wish to have added to this Blog.
Contact us with any additions you wish to make here.
The intention is simply to produce a historical portfolio of Reġjun Tramuntana. Something that will be of benefit to all of us.
Heritage & Culture
We expect this section to grow substantially as time goes by.
Anyone wishing to share information they possess about Heritage & Culture of the region is encouraged to contact us.
Community Social Projects
Projects, Events & Services continuously being set up for the benefit of the elderly
Regional Events, Projects & Activities for the young community
From Outings to Events. From Sports to Academic Subjects.
Our intention is to create a periodical newsletter of the Tramuntana region.
Full details of this will be published soon.
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