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San Ġwann

Msieraħ, Tal-Għorgħar[1]
San Ġwann parish church and square
San Ġwann parish church and square
Flag of San Ġwann

Coat of arms of San Ġwann

Coat of arms
Ismek Tifhirek
San Gwann in Malta.svg
Coordinates: 35°54′34″N 14°28′43″E / 35.90944°N 14.47861°E / 35.90944; 14.47861
Country Malta
RegionCentral Region
DistrictNorthern Harbour District
BordersBirkirkara, Gżira, Għargħur, Iklin, Msida, Swieqi, San Ġiljan,
 • MayorEtienne Bonello DuPius (PN)
 • Total2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2019)
 • Total14,720
 • Density5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ġwanniż (m), Ġwanniża (f), Ġwanniżi (pl)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code356
ISO 3166 codeMT-49
Patron saintOur Lady of Lourdes
Day of festaFirst Sunday of August
WebsiteOfficial website

San Ġwann (English: Saint John) is a town in the Central Region of Malta, with a population of 12,523 as of March 2014.[2] Previous to its separate administration the town used to form part of two separate localities being Birkirkara and St. Julian's.[3]

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Places and monuments in San Ġwann

  • Tal-Mensija cart ruts - San Ġwann Cart Ruts - prehistoric marks on natural rock
  • Ta' Ċieda Tower - Punic-Roman tower
  • Ta' Xindi Farmhouse - former San Ġwann Batallian Headquarters
  • Castello Lanzun - fortified farmhouse, now the headquarters of the Order of St. Lazarus
  • Santa Margerita Chapel - Tal-Imsierah Chapel
    Tal-Gharghar Chapel
    Tal-Gharghar Chapel
  • Tal-Gharghar Chapel
  • Mensija Chapel - Chapel of the Annunciation- formerly dedicated to St Leonard[4]
    St Philip and St James Chapel
    St Philip and St James Chapel
  • St Philip and St James Chapel
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church
  • San Ġwann Rural Structure with WWII Observation Post[5]
  • Embassy of the Russian Federation in Malta
  • Karin Grech Garden - Central Garden in San Ġwann
  • Kolonna Eterna - Eternal Column (by Paul Vella Critien)

Local council

The current local council members are:

  • Etienne Bonello Dupuis (Mayor, PN)
  • Rita Saliba (PL)
  • Anthony Mifsud Bonnici Giordani (PL)
  • Violet Bajada (PL)
  • Joan Farrugia (PL)
  • Marica Bayliss (PN)
  • David Dalli (Deputy Mayor, PN)
  • Neville Mallia (PN)
  • Mikhail Micallef (PN)

Executive secretary: Kurt Guillaumier


  • San Ġwann Altar Boys
  • San Ġwann Band (Għaqda Mużikali Banda San Ġwann)
  • San Ġwann Scout Group
  • San Ġwann F.C.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Choir (Kor tal-Parroċċa)
  • San Ġwann Knights AFC (swan amateur football club)
  • Wirt Ġwann (Heritage NGO)

Zones in San Ġwann

  • Fuq Wied Għomor
  • Kappara
  • Mensija
  • Misraħ Lewża
  • Monte Rosa Gardens
  • San Ġwann Industrial Estate
  • Ta' Raddiena
  • Ta' Tuta
  • Tal-Balal
  • Tal-Mejda
  • Tat-Tuffieh
  • Taż-Żwejt
  • The Village
  • Wied l-Għomor
  • Wied Għollieqa

San Ġwann Main Roads

  • Triq Bella Vista (Bella Vista Road)
  • Triq Birkirkara (Birkirkara Road)
  • Triq tal-Mensija (Mensija Road)
  • Triq in-Naxxar (Naxxar Road)
  • Triq is-Santwarju (Sanctuary Street)
  • Triq is-Sebuqa
  • Triq Pawlu Galea (Paul Galea Street)
  • Triq Tal-Balal (Tal-Balal Road)
  • Triq Tas-Sliema (Kappara Hill)
  • Triq Ta' Żwejt (Ta' Zwejt Road)
  • Vjal ir-Riħan (Rihan Avenue)
  • Vjal in-Naspli (Medlar Avenue)

Twin towns — sister cities

San Ġwann is twinned with:[6]


  1. ^ "San Gwann". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2014". Government of Malta. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Malta-The George Cross Island - "Towns & Villages"". Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ "National Inventory : Chapel of the Annunciation of Mensija" (PDF). Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Twinning". Government of Malta. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
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