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Għarb (Maltese: L-Għarb) is a village located at the westernmost point of the island of Gozo, Malta, with a population of 1,539 people (as of March 2014). Għarb started life as a small hamlet centuries ago. The word Għarb means West in Arabic, so it should be no surprise that the village is the most westerly place on Gozo. One can see its ancient roots in the centre of the village where some houses have fine examples of decorated stone balconies. Għarb was created as a parish in 1679, a move which gave impetus for the building of a new, baroque parish church. Built between 1699 and 1729, it has an elegant façade which has been compared with Francesco Borromini's Church of Saint Agnes in Piazza Navona, Rome. The village square, so quintessentially Gozitan, has become the view on many a postcard. On the square is a folklore museum housing all sorts of memorabilia retelling the Islands' rural history. Għarb lies in some of Gozo's most scenic countryside, particularly at Dbieġi, the highest hill on the Island. Also at Dbieġi is a centre for Gozitan crafts. Within the limits of Għarb is the Chapel of San Dimitri. According to legend, the first chapel was built on the cliff side by a woman whose son was freed from captivity by St. Demetrius. Also nearby is the Basilica ta' Pinu, Malta's pre-eminent shrine to the Virgin Mary. It was on this spot in 1883, that a local woman heard the voice of the Virgin. The parish church is dedicated to the visitation of Saint Mary to her cousin Saint Elizabeth. The late Karmni Grima and Frenċ tal-Għarb are two of its most renowned villagers.

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Facts and Stats for Gharb*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gharb

    Know the pollution level of Gharb before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 96.43 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 89.29 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 85.71 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 78.57 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 96.43 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 96.43 (Very High)
  • Gharb: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gharb for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gharb.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.17 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.17 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.17 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Gharb - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gharb is 77.79 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 63.23 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.05 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 104.43 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 100 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.28 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.35 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 59.31 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gharb

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gharb

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.29 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 53.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 79.6 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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