Amateur photos taken with my smartphone around the beautiful Gozo island.

Gozo, in Maltese language Għawdex, is an island part of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean see. If compared with Malta, the major island, it’s more rural and well known for the flat-topped hills. Gozo is also a very popular dive site.

Gozo covers 67 square kilometers (26 sq mi), slightly less than Hong Kong island but with a population of just around 32.000. It lies approximately 6 kilometers (4 mi) northwest of the nearest point of Malta, is of oval form, and is 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) long and 7.25 kilometers (4.50 mi) wide maximum.

Rabat, or Victoria, with the famous Cittadella (Citadel), is the capital city of Gozo and also the most populated town with around 7.000.

Gozo and the Gozitans have their own distinct character and identity.

Discussions about a tunnel link with Malta are still ongoing with Gozo inhabitants claiming to regenerate the island in both economic and social terms. Although double insularity is an issue, a tunnel link would change the so called Calypso Island forever.

To be fair, I’m not sure this would be a good deal for the Gozitans. Maybe the national government should invest more to protect the local identity without transform Gozo into another Mellieħa which is a nice place but Gozo is different and should remain different.


About Gozo Images ultima modifica: 2016-04-12T16:40:46+00:00 da Paolo

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