Manoel Island

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Manoel Island
Native name:
Il-Gżira Manoel
Aerial view of Manoel Island
Map of Manoel Island within Marsamxett Harbour
LocationMarsamxett Harbour, Malta, south of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea
Coordinates35°54′14″N 14°30′07″E / 35.904°N 14.502°E / 35.904; 14.502
ArchipelagoMaltese islands
Area0.3 km2 (0.12 sq mi)

Manoel Island (Maltese: Il-Gżira Manoel) is a small island which forms part of Gżira in Marsamxett Harbour, Malta. It is named after the Portuguese Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena.

Manoel Island is a flat island shaped roughly like a leaf. The island is connected to mainland Malta by a bridge. The whole island can be viewed from the bastions of the capital Valletta.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Manoel Island". Local Councils' Association. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2014.