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Districts of Malta
Malta is for non-local government purposes divided into districts as opposed to the local government localities. The three main types of such districts – statistical, electoral at national level, and policing – have no mainstream administrative effect as the local councils form the first-tier – moreover only administrative tier – divisions of the country.
Statistical Districts of Malta. Note: indexed here as 6, Gozo and Comino is a Statistical Region in its own right
Statistical districts and regions
Six districts exist, used for statistical purposes and which are, in turn, grouped into three regions: Gozo, Malta Majjistral and Malta Xlokk. Each district consists of several localities. The Northern Harbour District, Western District and Northern District together form the North Western Region (Malta Majjistral). The South Eastern District and Southern Harbour District form the South Eastern Region (Malta Xlokk). The Gozo and Comino District is a Region in its own right.[1]
Southern Harbour District
Southern Harbour District
The Southern Harbour District forms part of Malta Xlokk. It contains 14 local councils including the all but western suburbs of the capital Valletta and the small cities Birgu, Cospicua, Senglea and Żabbar. Its largest locality is Żabbar; its smallest, Xgħajra.[1] The District's population is 80,170 (as of 31 December 2016) across its 26.1 km2. Thus it then ranked second-most populous and had the fifth-largest extent.
Northern Harbour District
Northern Harbour District
The Northern Harbour District forms part of the Central Region. It contains 13 local councils including the city of Qormi, with the largest locality being Birkirkara (pop. 22,314). The smallest one is Ta' Xbiex (pop. 1,657). The population of the District is 131,056 (as of 31 December 2016) across its 24.1 km2. It is the most populous and yet the smallest.
South Eastern District
South Eastern District
The South Eastern District forms part of Malta Xlokk. It contains 11 local councils including the city of Żejtun, with the largest locality being Marsaskala (pop. 12,281) while the smallest one is Ħal Safi (pop. 2,168). The population of the District is 68,044 (as of 31 December 2016) across its 54.3 km2. It is the fourth-largest district by population and area.
Western District
Western District
The Western District forms part of Malta Majjistral. It contains 10 local councils including the cities of Mdina, Siġġiewi and Żebbuġ, the most populous locality being Żebbuġ (pop. 11,759). The smallest one is Mdina (pop. 229). The population of the District is 59,817 (as of 31 December 2016) across its 72.5 km2. Thus it was the fifth-largest by population and has the second-largest extent.
Northern District
Northern District
The Northern District forms part of the Northern Region. It contains 6 local councils but no cities, with the largest locality being St. Paul's Bay (pop. 29,843); its smallest is Għargħur (pop. 2,743). The population of the District is 69,467 (as of 31 December 2016) across its 73.6 km2. It is the third most populous and is the largest.
Gozo and Comino District
Gozo and Comino District
The Gozo and Comino District is also the Gozo Region. It contains 14 local councils including the city of Victoria (or Rabat). This is also the largest locality (pop. 6,211) while the smallest one is Għasri (pop. 418). The population of the District is 31,879 (as of 31 December 2016) across its 68.7 km2. It is the least populous district and the third biggest.
Electoral districts
See also: Parliament of Malta
There are currently 13 Electoral Divisions for the unicameral (single-assembly) parliament. Each consists of a number of localities (although there is no requirement that electoral boundaries follow the boundaries of localities).[2][3]
District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4
District 5
District 6
District 7
District 8
District 9
District 10
District 11
District 12
District 13
This district consists of the islands of Gozo and Comino
Police districts
There are 11 police districts, each having its own police headquarters.
District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4
District 5
District 6
District 6A
District 7
District 8
District 9
District 10
References
  1. ^ a b c Saviour Formosa; Sandra Scicluna; Jacqueline Azzopardi, eds. (January 2013). Realities of Crime, Society and Landuse in the Mediterranean: JANUS I (PDF). Msida: Department of Criminology, University of Malta. pp. 59–60. doi​:​10.13140/2.1.1230.4322​. ISBN 978-99957-834-0-2. Archived from the original on 15 March 2017.
  2. ^ Gauci, Salv. (23 April 2012). "Constitution of Malta. Article 61 – Electoral Divisions" (PDF). The Malta Government Gazette (18904). Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Electoral Divisions". Electoral Commission Malta. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
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