Last modified: 2006-03-18 by santiago dotor
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image by Pascal Gross, 10 March 2006
According to Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Heraldry website:
The new arms represent the beginning of the town, because the town started after the English government in the beginning of the Second World War built a battery in what is now Xgharja. The people working there started living round this battery and thus a small hamlet was formed, which eventually evolved into a small town.This photograph in the Xghajra local council website shows a local flag flying from the Local Council Offices, situated in the Batteria delle Grazie, which is not a banner of the arms but a white flag with the (shield-shaped) arms on it.
Santiago Dotor, 10 and 17 March 2006
image by Dirk Schönberger, exported to GIF by António Martins, 28 October 2002
Xghajra is in process to change its flag perhaps the process is already ended but I don't have news.
Jaume Ollé, 5 March 2000
Blazon: Azure three ears of wheat Or. According to Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Heraldry website:
The old arms with the wheat ears are canting, as xghajra is a Maltese word for grain.
Santiago Dotor, 10 March 2006