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About Xaghra

 

Xagħra is a village on the island of Gozo in Malta. It is possibly the earliest inhabited part of Gozo, being home to the Ġgantija megalithic temples. Together with other similar structures, these have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ġgantija is a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic period  and are older than the pyramids of Egypt and date from around 3600–2500 BC) making them more than 5500 years old and the world’s second oldest existing manmade religious structures.

The Xagħra Stone Circle, as well as natural underground features such as Xerri’s Grotto and Ninu’s Cave are also found in the area.  The stone circle dates  dates back to around 3000 to 2400 BC, although the earliest tombs at the site date back to 4100 to 3800 BC. The caves collapsed sometime before 2000 BC, and the site was later used for domestic and agricultural purposes.

It is the largest village in Gozo after the capital Victoria, with a population of 5 000.

The patron saint is Our Lady of Victories and the day of the festa is 8 September.

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