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CountryBaħrija_header_cell_0_1_0 MaltaBaħrija_cell_0_1_1
IslandBaħrija_header_cell_0_2_0 Malta IslandBaħrija_cell_0_2_1
Suburb ofBaħrija_header_cell_0_3_0 Rabat, MaltaBaħrija_cell_0_3_1
Demonym(s)Baħrija_header_cell_0_4_0 Tal-BaħrijaBaħrija_cell_0_4_1
Time zoneBaħrija_header_cell_0_5_0 UTC+1 (CET)Baħrija_cell_0_5_1
Summer (DST)Baħrija_header_cell_0_6_0 UTC+2 (CEST)Baħrija_cell_0_6_1
Postal codeBaħrija_header_cell_0_7_0 RBTBaħrija_cell_0_7_1
Dialing codeBaħrija_header_cell_0_8_0 356Baħrija_cell_0_8_1
Patron saintBaħrija_header_cell_0_9_0 Saint Martin (nearest Sunday to 11 November)Baħrija_cell_0_9_1
Day of festaBaħrija_header_cell_0_10_0 Sunday near November 11Baħrija_cell_0_10_1

Baħrija is a small rural village in Rabat, Malta, with a low population density. Baħrija_sentence_0

The name Baħrija means moth in Maltese. Baħrija_sentence_1

It is also known in English as Baħria, of which the Counts Moscati had owned the fiefdom that was granted by the Grand Master of Malta. Baħrija_sentence_2

Overview Baħrija_section_0

Two churches are present in Baħrija, an old one (which was re-inaugurated on Saturday 19 October 2013), and the newer church, built in 1984, which is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours and which is currently in use. Baħrija_sentence_3

The main feast in Baħrija is that of Saint Martin of Tours, which is celebrated annually on 11 November. Baħrija_sentence_4

This feast is associated with an old tradition where a bag full of an assortment of nuts, sweets and fresh fruit is given to young children on the day. Baħrija_sentence_5

Another tradition present exclusively in Baħrija is the annual fair which is held on the Sunday before the feast, where an assortment of goods are given away in a number of lotteries. Baħrija_sentence_6

Baħrija is also famous for its rabbit cooking restaurants. Baħrija_sentence_7

Bahrija is one of the highest places in Malta, therefore the weather here is cooler than that of the lower land (it is also exposed to the cold northern winds coming over the sea). Baħrija_sentence_8

Most of the north of Malta is visible from this village, but the south west of Gozo (including Xlendi) is also visible, and on clear still nights, a line of street lights is visible on the horizon to the north, where Sicily is. Baħrija_sentence_9

Although Bahrija has little rich soil, much of its land is used for agriculture, mostly growing grape vines and other common fruit that can withstand the harsh heat of the summer and the lack of soil. Baħrija_sentence_10

Bahrija is a good place to search for walks. Baħrija_sentence_11

For a cliff climb, there is the Fomm ir-Rih walk, or for Maltese heritage, the Victoria lines start at Kuncizzjoni. Baħrija_sentence_12

Baħrija's zones Baħrija_section_1


  • Fomm ir-RiħBaħrija_item_0_0
  • Il-MisraħBaħrija_item_0_1
  • Iż-ŻinżlaBaħrija_item_0_2
  • KunċizzjoniBaħrija_item_0_3
  • Ta' FantinBaħrija_item_0_4
  • Ta' GerżumaBaħrija_item_0_5
  • Ta' NamuraBaħrija_item_0_6
  • Ta' SirenaBaħrija_item_0_7
  • Tal-MarġaBaħrija_item_0_8
  • Ras ir-RaħebBaħrija_item_0_9
  • Wied GerżumaBaħrija_item_0_10
  • Wied il-BaħrijaBaħrija_item_0_11
  • Wied iż-ŻebbuġBaħrija_item_0_12
  • Wied RiniBaħrija_item_0_13
  • Wied tal-MarġaBaħrija_item_0_14

Baħrija Main Roads Baħrija_section_2


  • Triq Fomm ir-Riħ (Fomm ir-Riħ Road)Baħrija_item_1_15
  • Triq il-Palazz (Palace Street)Baħrija_item_1_16
  • Triq is-Sajf ta' San Martin (St Martin's Summer Street)Baħrija_item_1_17
  • Triq L-Imtaħleb (Mtaħleb Road)Baħrija_item_1_18

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page:ħrija.