Il-Kunsill Lokali taż-Żebbuġ Għawdex
|— Local council —|
|Borders||Għasri, Victoria, Xagħra|
|- Mayor||Carmelo Saliba (PN)|
|- Total||7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)|
|Population (Nov 2005)|
|- Density||232.9/km2 (603.2/sq mi)|
|- Demonym||Żebbuġi t'Għawdex (m), Żebbuġija t'Għawdex (f), Żebbuġin t'Għawdex (pl)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Mary|
|Day of festa||Sunday after 15th August|
The small village of Iż-Żebbuġ is on the island of Gozo in Malta. With a population of 1770 (November 2005) located in the northwest of the island, close to the towns of Gharb and Marsalforn, on a hilltop overlooking the coast. The word Żebbuġ means "olives", a crop for which the village used to be noted, although nowadays very few olive trees remain on the slopes of Żebbuġ. The village is also well-known for its fine lacework and for its nearby coastal beauty spots.
People have lived in and around Żebbuġ for many years - there are Bronze Age sites on nearby Kuljat hill, and to the north, close to the bay of Qbajjar are even older remains.