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Għajnsielem

POI: 36.026944, 14.290278
Għajnsielem, meaning "Peaceful Spring", is a municipality on the southeastern coast of the island of Gozo in Malta, including the entire island of Comino. It has a population of 3,200 residents (as of March 2014), and is the first Gozitan village that greets the visitor on leaving Mġarr Harbour towards the Gozitan heartland. Its name originated from the water spring, around which in 1700, Grandmaster Perellos built an arcade containing public wash basins and fresh water spouts. Attractions include Lourdes Chapel with its sharp steeple and underlying niche of Our Lady of Lourdes, Fort Chambray and the towering of Ghajnsielem Parish Church.
Village Motto and Coat of Arms
The Latin motto of Ghajnsielem is Ob fontem prosperitas, that is Flourishing because of a spring – Nistaghna b’nixxiegha ilma. The springs in the area were the magnet that attracted the first inhabitants that eventually led to the prosperity of the place.
Places of interest
Mġarr Harbour Fort Chambray Lourdes Chapel and Lourdes Home Sanctuary 'Our Lady of Loreto' Apparation Square St Anthony's Church Mġarr ix-Xini Tower Comino Old Parish Church Imrejżbiet and Tal-Qiegħan Temples Santa Cecilia Tower and Chapel Niches around Ghajnsielem Borġ Għarib The Fougasse Garzes Tower (demolished) Belvederes Gozo Heritage (closed) Xatt l-Aħmar
Band Clubs
St. Joseph Band Club (L-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġużepp)
Football Clubs
Għajnsielem F.C.
Zones in Għajnsielem
Borġ l-Għarib Fort Chambray Ġnien Miġiaro Iċ-Ċens Il-Gudja Mġarr Port Mġarr Valley Imrejżbiet Rdum it-Tafal Ta' Briegħen Ta' Cordina Ta' Kusbejja Taħt il-Belt Tal-Palma Xatt l-Aħmar Żewwieqa
Għajnsielem Main Roads
Pjazza Indipendenza (Independence Square) Pjazza Loreto (Loreto Square) Triq Borġ Għarib (Borg Gharib Road) Triq il-Fawwara Triq il-Ġnien (Garden Street) Triq il-Ħamri Triq il-Qala (Qala Road) Triq in-Nadur (Nadur Road) Triq ix-Xatt (Strand Street) Triq iż-Żewwieqa Triq l-Imġarr (Mġarr Road) Triq Sant' Antnin (St Anthony Road)
Twin towns — sister cities
Għajnsielem is twinned with: Bethlehem, Palestine
See also
Radju Lauretana
References
External links
Għajnsielem Local Council ghajnsielem.com Radju Lauretana...   ... (English)
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