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Title: Gozo 1688 : the village communities confirmed
Authors: Bezzina, Joseph
Keywords: Gozo (Malta) -- History -- 17th century
Gozo (Malta) -- Population -- History
Villages -- Malta -- Gozo -- History
Communities -- Malta -- Gozo -- History
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: De La SaIle Brothers Publications
Citation: Bezzina, J. (1988). Gozo 1688 : the village communities confirmed. In: B. Hilary (ed.),┬áThe Malta Year Book 1988. Malta: De La SaIle Brothers Publications, pp. 391-393.
Abstract: Gozo in 1551 had a population of between five and six thousand. It was concentrated in the Castello and in the slowly developing suburb of Rabat beneath its south fortifications. The four parish churches of Gozo were all situated within a stone's throw of each other in that area. However, from the scanty sources available for that time, it is quite clear that there was a scatter of settlements throughout the whole island. Most of the place-names of the future village units were already in existence. It is also known that several of the chapels that dotted the island had a community living in their vicinity. [excerpt]
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1988

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