This airticle is aboot the main toun o Gozo. For the caipital ceety o Morocco, see Rabat. For the Maltese toun cried an aw Rabat, see Rabat, Maltae.

Victoria (Maltese: Il-Belt Victoria, meanin "the ceety Victoria"), an aw kent amang the native Maltese as Rabat (which is the name o the auld toun centre) or bi its teetle Città Victoria, is the caipital ceety o Gozo,[1] the seicont lairgest island in Maltae. The ceety haes a total population o 6,901 (as o Mairch 2014),[2] an bi population, is the lairgest locality in Gozo.


Il-Belt Victoria

Città Victoria, Ir-Rabat, Għawdex
Ceety an Local cooncil
View o Victoria
View o Victoria
Banner o Victoria
Coat o airms o Victoria
Coat o airms
A Magna Maxima
(Frae Great, Supreme)
Rabat in Malta (Gozo).svg
Coordinates: 36°2′37″N 14°14′35″E / 36.04361°N 14.24306°E / 36.04361; 14.24306Coordinates: 36°2′37″N 14°14′35″E / 36.04361°N 14.24306°E / 36.04361; 14.24306
Kintra Maltae
Region Gozo Region
DestrictGozo an Comino Destrict
BordersFontana, Għasri, Kerċem, Xagħra, Xewkija, Żebbuġ
 • MayorSamuel Azzopardi (PN)
 • Total2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
 (Mairch 2014)
 • Tot6,901
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rabti t'Għawdex (m), Rabtija t'Għawdex (f), Rabtin t'Għawdex (pl)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialin code356
ISO 3166 codeMT-45
Patron sauntSt. George
St. Mary
Day o festa3rd Sunday of July (St. George)
15 August (St. Mary)
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

The aurie aroond the toun, situatit on a hill near the centre o the island, haes been settled syne Neolithic times. Victoria is the name gien on 10 Juin 1887 bi the Breetish govrenment on the occasion o Queen Victoria's Gowden Jubilee, at the request o the Bishop o Malt, Mons. Sir Pietro Pace. Housomeivver, mony Gozitans an mainly auld Gozitans, still aften refer tae it bi the name Rabat. It is uisually kent as Rabat, Gozo tae distinguish it frae the toun o Rabat on the main island o Malta.


  1. Cassar Pullicino, Joseph (OctoberDecember 1949). "The Order of St. John in Maltese folk-memory" (PDF). Scientia. 15 (4): 163. Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 17 April 2016. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Estimated Population by Locality 31st March, 2014". Government of Malta. 16 Mey 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on 21 Juin 2015. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)

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