Marsaxlokk Local Council

GXF members since 2010

Latitude: 35°50 ’30” N

Longitude: 14°32 ’41” E

Area: 4.7km²

Population total: 3,222

Population density: 683/km²

Borders: Birżebbuġa, Għaxaq, Marsaskala, Żejtun

Patron saint: Our Lady of Pompeii

Day of festa: 5th Sunday in July or 1st Sunday in August

Telephone no: 21652525

Mayor: Mr. Horace Gauci


Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village located in the south-eastern part of Malta, with a population of 3,205 people (Nov 2005).[citation needed] The village’s name comes from marsa, which means “port” and xlokk, which is the local name for south east. The word is related to the name for the dry sirocco wind that blows from the Sahara, comparable to the equivalent Catalan word, “xaloc”.