Sannat parish church
|District||Gozo and Comino District|
|Borders||Għajnsielem, Munxar, Xewkija|
|• Mayor||Philip Vella (PL)|
|• Total||3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Sannati (m), Sannatija (f), Sannatin (pl)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||MT-52|
|Patron saint||St. Margaret|
Sannat (Maltese : Ta' Sannat) is a village on the island of Gozo, Malta, with a population of 2,117 people (March 2014). Ta' Sannat is in the south of Gozo, popular for its very high cliffs, ancient cart ruts, temples and dolmens, and rich fauna and flora. In 1951 The Duchess of Edinburgh (who became Queen Elizabeth II) of the United Kingdom visited a house called "The Lace house" located in a small square in Ta' Sannat called "Pjazza Tax-Xelina".
The current local council members are:
Sannat is twinned with:
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