Gáldar is a town and a Spanish municipality in the north of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Its population is 24,227 (2013),[3] and the area is 61.59 km2 (23.78 sq mi).[1]

Gáldar
Gáldar
Gáldar
Flag of Gáldar
Coat of arms of Gáldar
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Gáldar is located in Province of Las Palmas
Gáldar
Gáldar
Location in the province of Las Palmas
Gáldar is located in Canary Islands
Gáldar
Gáldar
Gáldar (Canary Islands)
Gáldar is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Gáldar
Gáldar
Gáldar (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°8′38″N 15°39′1″W / 28.14389°N 15.65028°W / 28.14389; -15.65028Coordinates: 28°8′38″N 15°39′1″W / 28.14389°N 15.65028°W / 28.14389; -15.65028
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Canary Islands
ProvinceLas Palmas
IslandGran Canaria
Government
 • MayorTeodoro Claret Sosa Monzón
Area
 • Total61.59 km2 (23.78 sq mi)
Elevation124 m (407 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total24,209
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (CEST (GMT +1))
Postal code
35460
Area code(s)+34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Websitewww.galdar.es

The town Gáldar is situated at the foot of the mountains, 2 km from the coast and 21 km (13 mi) west of Las Palmas. The GC-2 motorway passes south of the town. The municipality includes the settlements Puerto de Sardina, San Isidro, Los Quintanas, Barrial and Marmolejos. The main church is dedicated to Saint James.

It holds the Painted cave, a major archaeological site consisting of a remarkable painted cave and an entire pre-Hispanic village visited yearly by over 50,000 people.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 20,656—    
1996 21,704+5.1%
2001 22,154+2.1%
2002 22,677+2.4%
YearPop.±%
2003 22,763+0.4%
2004 22,922+0.7%
2011 24,361+6.3%
2013 24,227−0.6%

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Instituto Canario de Estadística, area
  2. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. ^ Instituto Canario de Estadística Archived 2014-04-22 at archive.today, population

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