Rabat, Malta

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This article is about the town located near Mdina, Malta. Rabat, Malta_sentence_0

For the town of the same name in Gozo, see Victoria, Gozo. Rabat, Malta_sentence_1

For other uses, see Rabat (disambiguation). Rabat, Malta_sentence_2

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Ir-RabatRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_0_0

CountryRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_1_0 MaltaRabat, Malta_cell_0_1_1
RegionRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_2_0 Northern RegionRabat, Malta_cell_0_2_1
DistrictRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_3_0 Western DistrictRabat, Malta_cell_0_3_1
BordersRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_4_0 Attard, Dingli, Mdina, Mġarr, Mosta, Mtarfa, Siġġiewi, ŻebbuġRabat, Malta_cell_0_4_1
GovernmentRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_5_0
MayorRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_6_0 Sandro Craus (PL)Rabat, Malta_cell_0_6_1
AreaRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_7_0
TotalRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_8_0 26.6 km (10.3 sq mi)Rabat, Malta_cell_0_8_1
Population (Jan. 2019)Rabat, Malta_header_cell_0_9_0
TotalRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_10_0 11,470Rabat, Malta_cell_0_10_1
DensityRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_11_0 430/km (1,100/sq mi)Rabat, Malta_cell_0_11_1
Demonym(s)Rabat, Malta_header_cell_0_12_0 Rabti (m), Rabtija (f), Rabtin (pl)Rabat, Malta_cell_0_12_1
Time zoneRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_13_0 UTC+1 (CET)Rabat, Malta_cell_0_13_1
Summer (DST)Rabat, Malta_header_cell_0_14_0 UTC+2 (CEST)Rabat, Malta_cell_0_14_1
Postal codeRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_15_0 RBTRabat, Malta_cell_0_15_1
Dialing codeRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_16_0 356Rabat, Malta_cell_0_16_1
ISO 3166 codeRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_17_0 MT-46Rabat, Malta_cell_0_17_1
Patron saintRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_18_0 Saint Paul; Saint Joseph; Corpus Christi; Our Lady of The Girdle; Our Lady of Good Health; Saint Martin; Immaculate ConceptionRabat, Malta_cell_0_18_1
Day of festaRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_19_0 First Sunday of July; March 19; Second Sunday of June; First Sunday of September; Second Sunday of October; Nearest Sunday to November 11; December 8Rabat, Malta_cell_0_19_1
WebsiteRabat, Malta_header_cell_0_20_0 Rabat, Malta_cell_0_20_1

Rabat (Maltese: Ir-Rabat, [ɪrˈrɐbɐt) is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of 11,497 as of March 2014. Rabat, Malta_sentence_3

It adjoins the ancient capital city of Mdina, and a north-western area formed part of the Roman city of Melite until its medieval retrenchment. Rabat, Malta_sentence_4

The Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See to the Republic of Malta is seated in this village. Rabat, Malta_sentence_5

The Local Council of Rabat is also the administrator of Baħrija. Rabat, Malta_sentence_6

Parts of the films Munich and Black Eagle were shot in Rabat. Rabat, Malta_sentence_7

In December 1999, Mtarfa was split from Rabat to form a separate Local Council by Act XXI, an amendment to the Local Council Act of 1993 (Act XV). Rabat, Malta_sentence_8

Catacombs Rabat, Malta_section_0

Rabat is home to the famous Catacombs of St. Rabat, Malta_sentence_9 Paul and of St. Rabat, Malta_sentence_10 Agatha. Rabat, Malta_sentence_11

These catacombs were used in Roman times to bury the dead as, according to Roman culture, it was unhygienic to bury the dead in the city. Rabat, Malta_sentence_12

Mdina and parts of Rabat were built on top of an ancient Roman city. Rabat, Malta_sentence_13

The Maltese Catacombs were never meant to be hiding places during persecutions or as living quarters. Rabat, Malta_sentence_14

The Catacombs of St. Paul are now looked after by Heritage Malta. Rabat, Malta_sentence_15

Part of St. Paul's Catacombs, the part accessible from the Parish tradition and as recorded in the Bible, St. Paul stayed for three months when he was shipwrecked on the island in 60 A.D. Rabat, Malta_sentence_16

In the Catacombs of St Agatha's, there are over 500 graves of several types, the majority being for children. Rabat, Malta_sentence_17

There are sections for Pagans and Jews, as well as for Christians. Rabat, Malta_sentence_18

There are also unique Frescos. Rabat, Malta_sentence_19

Another interesting feature in the Maltese Catacombs is the Agape Table. Rabat, Malta_sentence_20

Buildings Rabat, Malta_section_1

Districts Rabat, Malta_section_2

Thoroughfares Rabat, Malta_section_3

Band Clubs and Feasts Rabat, Malta_section_4

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  • St. Paul, Conte Roger Band Club (Każin San Pawl Banda Konti Ruġġieru)Rabat, Malta_item_0_0
  • St. Joseph, L'Isle Adam Band Club A.D. 1860 (L-Għaqda Mużikali L'Isle Adam A.D. 1860)Rabat, Malta_item_0_1
  • Festa Titulari tal-martirju ta’ San PawlRabat, Malta_item_0_2
  • Festa Sekondarja ta' San GużeppRabat, Malta_item_0_3
  • Festa Prinċipali u Solenni ta' Corpus DominiRabat, Malta_item_0_4
  • Festa tal-Madonna taċ-ĊinturaRabat, Malta_item_0_5
  • Festa ta' Santa Katarina tad-daħlaRabat, Malta_item_0_6
  • Festa ta' San Anton AbbatiRabat, Malta_item_0_7
  • Festa tal-Madonna tas-SaħħaRabat, Malta_item_0_8
  • Festa tal-Immakulata KunċizzjoniRabat, Malta_item_0_9
  • Festa tat-Twelid ta-Marija - l-ImtaħlebRabat, Malta_item_0_10
  • Festa ta' San Martin - BaħrijaRabat, Malta_item_0_11

Sport Rabat, Malta_section_5

Rabat has its own football club called Rabat Ajax F.C. Rabat won the Maltese Premier League twice (1984–85 Maltese Premier League and 1985–86 Maltese Premier League), and the Maltese Cup once in 1986. Rabat, Malta_sentence_21

Twin towns — sister cities Rabat, Malta_section_6

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Malta Rabat, Malta_sentence_22

Rabat is twinned with: Rabat, Malta_sentence_23

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