Kalkara


Kalkara

Towns (Malta)
name = Kalkara(Il-Kalkara)
coa = KalkaraHTML.gif
motto =
official_name = Kalkara
inhabitants_name = Kalkariż (



latitude = 35°53 '21"
longitude = 14°31 '46"
area = 1.8
population_total = 2,882 (Nov 2005)
population_density = 1,638
borders = Birgu, Xgħajra, Żabbar
saint = St Joseph
feast = Second Sunday of July
mayor = Michael Cohen (MLP)
website = [http://www.kalkaralocalcouncil.com/ kalkaralocalcouncil.com]

Kalkara is a small town in Malta, with a current population of 2,871 (Nov 2005). The name comes from the Latin word for lime (Calce), as there was a lime kiln present there since Roman times. [ [http://www.ngw.nl/int/mal/kalkara.htm] ]

History

Being on the suburb of Birgu, the village of Calcara was very familiar to the fishermen and boatmen of that neighbourhood. It was considered as a resting place because of its environmental surroundings.

Throughout the years Calcara became a locality enriched with historical sites and places of interest while keeping its original character of being a quiet place where one can enjoy the views in full relaxation.

Miramax Films shot Pinocchio here in 2002.

Band Clubs

*St. Joseph Club Sacred Family Philarmonic (Ċirkolu San Ġużepp Filarmonika Sagra Familja)

*St. Joseph Band Club A.D. 1987 (L-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġużepp A.D. 1987)

Local Council

The current local council members are:
*Michael Cohen (Mayor)
*Speranza Chircop
*Joseph Vella
*Roderick Mizzi
*Maria Sultana

Zones

*Bighi
*Fort Ricasoli
*Il-Wileġ (The Open Fields)
*It-Turretta (The Turrett)
*Kalkara Creek
*Ricasoli Point
*Rinella Bay
*San Pietru (Saint Peter)
*Santa Liberata (Saint Liberatas)
*Santu Rokku (Saint Rocco)
*Smart City Malta (Ricasoli Industrial Estate)
*Ta' Tewma (Garlic's Village)
*Ta' Wied Għammieq (Ghammieq Valley's Village)
*Tar-Ramel (Sandy Village)
*Wied Rinella (Rinella Valley)

Main Roads

*Misraħ l-Arċisqof Gonzi (Archbishop Gonzi Square)
*Triq il-Marina (Marina Street)
*Triq il-Missjoni Taljana (Italian Mission Street)
*Triq Rinella (Rinella Road)
*Triq San Leonardu (St. Leonard Street)
*Triq Santa Liberta (St Libertas Street)
*Triq Santu Rokku (St Rocco Street)
*Xatt tal-Kalkara (Kalkara Strand)

ee also

*RNH Bighi
*SmartCity Malta
*Kalkara F.C.

External links

* [http://www.kalkaralocalcouncil.com/ Kalkara Local Council (Main Introductory Page)]
* [http://www.kalkaralocalcouncil.com/phpeng Kalkara Local Council (English Version)]
* [http://www.kalkaralocalcouncil.com/phpmt Kalkara Local Council (Maltese Version)]


Coordinates: coord|35|53|21|N|14|31|46|E|type:city


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