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Paola (Maltese: Raħal Ġdid, Italian: Casal Nuovo, both meaning "New Town") is a town in the South Eastern Region of Malta, with a population of 7,864 people (March 2014). It is named after Grand Master Antoine de Paule, who laid the foundation stone in 1626. To encourage migration to Paola de Paul gave indemnity to the debts of the families who moved there. This account was recorded for the first time by de Solidanis in the eighteenth century. He says that in 1750 the village was not yet a parish on its own (part of Hal Taxien). Paola became almost deserted due to a local disease, but became increasingly habitable after intervention by captain Hunn. Paola is renowned for the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, its large parish church (the largest church in the Maltese Islands), its beautiful square with shopping centres, the Good Friday procession, and its football club, Hibernians FC. There are two parish churches, one dedicated to Christ the King and the other to Our Lady of Lourdes. The feast of Christ the King is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July and Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on the first Sunday after 17 August. The parish also has a Franciscan church dedicated to Saint Anthony, in the Għajn Dwieli zone of the parish. St. Ubaldesca Church is the oldest church in Paola and was the first parish church there. In 2008 the church underwent minimal restoration. Villa Perellos, which is dedicated to the homonymous grand master, is a landmark of historical importance for the locality. Mariam Al-Batool Mosque, the only mosque in Malta, as well as an Islamic Cultural Centre are found in Paola. The country's correctional facilities and the largest burial grounds, the Addolorata Cemetery are also in this town. The town is a commercial centre in the Southern Harbour area of Malta, about 5 km from the capital Valletta.

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This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Paola in Malta is an ideal destination for a vacation! The nearest major city to Paola is Valletta. Take a short trip from Paola and set some time aside to explore the Valletta. Dotted with places like St Johns Co Cathedral, Upper Barrakka Gardens, The Malta Experience; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Paola, you'll have to take a flight to Valletta; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Paola are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Paola*

  • Pollution Statistics in Paola

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    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Paola: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Paola - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.31 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • 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 Paola

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

    • International Movie per seat 9.43 USD

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

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