It’s official: Malta’s largest town is revealed

St Paul’s Bay is officially the biggest town in Malta.

The popular seaside resort, which includes Bugibba, Qawra, Xemxija, Burmarrad and Wardija, has seen its population soar in recent years to 23, 112.

St Paul’s Bay has overtaken Birkirkara as the largest town in Malta, according to official figures from the National Statistics Office.

Birkirkara is now in second place with 23,034 residents, with Mosta third and Sliema in fourth place.

Mdina has the smallest population in Malta with 235 residents, followed by Għasri in Gozo with 421 people.

The figures show that Malta’s population now stands at 460,297 – and almost one in eight residents are aged over 65.

The biggest:

St Paul’s Bay – 23,112
Birkirkara – 23, 034
Mosta – 20,290
Sliema – 19,696
Qormi – 16,324

The smallest:

Mdina – 235
Għasri – 421
San Lawrenz – 672
Fontana – 902
Xgħajra – 1,683
Ta’ Xbiex – 1,837

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