Local councils of Malta
Kunsilli lokali ta' Malta (Maltese)
CategoryUnitary state
LocationRepublic of Malta
Number68 Local Councils
Populations243 (Mdina) – 29,097 (St. Paul's Bay)
Areas0.16 km2 (0.06 sq mi) (Senglea) – 26.6 km2 (10.27 sq mi) (Rabat)
  • Local Community Council

Since June 30, 1993, Malta has been subdivided into 68 localities, governed by local councils, Maltese: kunsilli lokali, meaning municipalities or borough, and the considered by the Maltese as the equivalent to a basic village or towns, where appropriate. These form the most basic form of local government and there are no intermediate levels between it and the national level. The levels of the 6 districts (5 on the main island) and of the 5 regions (4 on the main island) serve statistical purposes.[1]

According to the Local Councils Act (Chapter 363 of the Laws of Malta), Art. 3:[2]

(1) Every locality shall have a Council which shall have all such functions as are granted to it by this Act
(5) Each locality shall be referred to by the name as designated in the Second Schedule and any reference to that locality shall be by the name so designated.

List of Maltese local councils

Flag English name Maltese name Island Region Statistical
(2021 census)
Attard Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħ'Attard Malta Central West 6.6 12,268
Balzan Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Balzan Malta Central West 0.6 4,774
Birgu Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Birgu (Città Vittoriosa) Malta South East South Harbour 0.5 2,261
Birkirkara Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Birkirkara Malta Central North Harbour 2.7 25,807
Birżebbuġa Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Birżebbuġa Malta South South East 9.2 11,844
Cospicua (Bormla) Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Bormla (Città Cospicua) Malta South East South Harbour 0.9 4,654
Dingli Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħad-Dingli Malta North West 5.7 3,865
Fgura Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Fgura Malta South East South Harbour 1.1 13,066
Floriana Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Floriana Malta South East South East 0.94 1,985
Fontana Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Fontana (It-Triq tal-Għajn) Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 0.5 1,042
Għajnsielem Il-Kunsill Lokali t'Għajnsielem Gozo, Comino Gozo Gozo & Comino 7.2 3,523
Għarb Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Għarb Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 4.6 1,549
Għargħur Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Għargħur Malta North North 2 3,741
Għasri Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Għasri Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 5 518
Għaxaq Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Għaxaq Malta South South East 3.9 5,538
Gudja Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Gudja Malta South South East 2.3 3,229
Gżira Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Gżira Malta Central North Harbour 1.5 10,331
Ħamrun Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Ħamrun Malta South North Harbour 1.1 10,514
Iklin Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Iklin Malta Central West 1.7 3,399
Kalkara Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Kalkara Malta South East South Harbour 1.8 3,105
Kerċem Il-Kunsill Lokali Ta' Kerċem Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 5.5 1,881
Kirkop Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Kirkop Malta South South East 1.1 2,527
Lija Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Lija Malta Central West 1.1 3,162
Luqa Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Luqa Malta South South Harbour 6.7 7,249
Marsa Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Marsa Malta South East South Harbour 2.8 5,468
Marsaskala Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Marsaskala (Wied il-Għajn) Malta South East South East 5.4 16,804
Marsaxlokk Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Marsaxlokk Malta South East South East 4.7 3,988
Mdina Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imdina (Città Notabile) Malta North West 0.9 193
Mellieħa Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mellieħa Malta North North 22.6 12,738
Mġarr Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imġarr Malta North North 16.1 4,840
Mosta Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Mosta Malta North North 6.8 23,482
Mqabba Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imqabba Malta South South East 2.6 3,525
Msida Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imsida Malta Central North Harbour 1.7 13,587
Mtarfa Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Imtarfa Malta North West 0.7 2,566
Munxar Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Munxar Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 2.8 1,707
Nadur Il-Kunsill Lokali tan-Nadur Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 7.2 4,548
Naxxar Il-Kunsill Lokali tan-Naxxar Malta North North 11.6 16,912
Paola Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Raħal Ġdid Malta South East South Harbour 2.5 9,339
Pembroke Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Pembroke Malta North North Harbour 2.3 3,545
Pietà Il-Kunsill Lokali Tal-Pietà Malta Central North Harbour 0.5 5,892
Qala Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Qala Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 5.9 2,300
Qormi Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Qormi (Città Pinto) Malta South North Harbour 5 18,099
Qrendi Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Qrendi Malta South South East 4.9 3,148
Rabat Il-Kunsill Lokali tar-Rabat Malta North West 26.6 11,936
Safi Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Safi Malta South South East 2.3 2,641
St. Julian's Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' San Ġiljan Malta Central North Harbour 1.6 11,653
St. Paul's Bay Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' San Pawl il-Baħar Malta North North 14.47 32,042
San Ġwann Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' San Ġwann Malta Central North Harbour 2.6 14,244
San Lawrenz Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' San Lawrenz Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 3.6 772
Sannat Il-Kunsill Lokali Ta' Sannat Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 3.8 2,186
Santa Luċija Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Santa Luċija Malta South South Harbour 0.7 2,617
Santa Venera Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Santa Venera Malta Central North Harbour 0.9 8,834
Senglea (Isla) Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Isla (Città Senglea, Città Invicta) Malta South East South Harbour 0.2 2,304
Siġġiewi Il-Kunsill Lokali tas-Siġġiewi (Città Ferdinand) Malta South West 19.9 9,318
Sliema Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Tas-Sliema Malta Central North Harbour 1.3 19,655
Swieqi Il-Kunsill Lokali tas-Swieqi Malta North North Harbour 3.1 13,044
Tarxien Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħal Tarxien Malta South East South Harbour 0.9 9,464
Valletta Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Belt Valletta (Città Umillisima) Malta South East South Harbour 0.8 5,157
Victoria (Rabat) Il-Kunsill Lokali tal-Belt Victoria (Città Victoria) Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 2.9 7,242
Ta' Xbiex Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ta' Xbiex Malta Central North Harbour 0.8 2,092
Xagħra Il-Kunsill Lokali tax-Xagħra Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 7.6 5,161
Xewkija Il-Kunsill Lokali tax-Xewkija Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 4.5 3,555
Xgħajra Il-Kunsill Lokali tax-Xgħajra Malta South East South Harbour 1 2,192
Żabbar Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħaż-Żabbar (Città Hompesch) Malta South East South Harbour 5.3 17,148
Żebbuġ Il-Kunsill Lokali ta' Ħaż-Żebbuġ (Città Rohan) Malta South West 8.7 13,785
Żebbuġ Il-Kunsill Lokali taż-Żebbuġ, Għawdex Gozo Gozo Gozo & Comino 7.6 3,303
Żejtun Il-Kunsill Lokali taż-Żejtun (Città Beland) Malta South East South East 7.4 12,409
Żurrieq Il-Kunsill Lokali taż-Żurrieq Malta South South East 10.5 12,295

Political affiliation of mayors

Party Localities
Labour Party
48 / 68
Nationalist Party
18 / 68
Għarb First
1 / 68
2 / 68

List of Maltese and Gozitan local communities councils

Elections for these administrative committees were first ever held 27 March 2010, in the first 8 hamlets listed in this list, the rest were held in later in June.

Political affiliation of members administrative committees

2010 elections (March and June results merged)

Party Committees Members
Partit Nazzjonalista
45 / 80
Partit Laburista
28 / 80
Association for the Common Purpose
5 / 80
Better Environment for Bumarrad
1 / 80
1 / 80
Total: 80 seats

2014 election

Party Committees Members
Partit Nazzjonalista
49 / 75
Partit Laburista
22 / 75
Association for the Common Purpose
4 / 75
Total: 75 seats

Other recognised hamlets without a local community committee

See also


  1. ^ "Report" (PDF). daneshnamehicsa.ir.
  2. ^ "Report". justiceservices.gov.mt.