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Xagħra

Xagħra
Ix-Xagħra
Caccia, Sciara
The Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady
Flag of Xagħra
Coat of arms of Xagħra
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Coordinates: 36°3′1″N 14°16′3″E / 36.05028°N 14.26750°E / 36.05028; 14.26750Coordinates: 36°3′1″N 14°16′3″E / 36.05028°N 14.26750°E / 36.05028; 14.26750
Country Malta
Region Gozo Region
DistrictGozo and Comino District
BordersNadur, Victoria, Xewkija, Żebbuġ
Government
 • MayorDr Christian Zammit (PL)
Area
 • Total7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Population
(March 2014)
 • Total4,886
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Xagħri (m), Xagħrija (f), Xagħrin (pl/n)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
XRA
Dialing code356
ISO 3166 codeMT-61
Patron saintOur Lady of Victories
Day of festa8 September
WebsiteOfficial website

Xagħra (Maltese: Ix-Xagħra) is an administrative unit of Malta, on the island of Gozo. It is one of the earliest inhabited parts of Gozo, being home to the Ġgantija megalithic temples which date back to the year 3600BC and the Xagħra Stone Circle. Natural underground features such as Xerri's Grotto and Ninu's Cave can be found in this town, along with Calypso's Cave which overlooks the red sandy beach of Ramla. It is one of the largest towns in Gozo and is situated to the North-East of the Gozo capital Victoria, having a population of 4,129 inhabitants as of January 2019. Xagħra is a popular tourist attraction, in view of its historical heritage, lively Victory Square, and the thousands who flock to Ramla Bay in summer and to the temples all year round. During the British period, Xagħra was also known as Casal Caccia.

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