Gáldar

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Gáldar
municipality
Gáldar
Gáldar
Flag of Gáldar
Flag
Coat of arms of Gáldar
Coat of arms
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Gáldar is located in Canary Islands
Gáldar
Gáldar
Location in the 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
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Government
 • Mayor Teodoro Claret Sosa Monzón
Area[1]
 • Total 61.59 km2 (23.78 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 124 m (407 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 24,227
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
Postal code 35460
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website www.galdar.es

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),[2] and the area is 61.59 km2 (23.78 sq mi).[1]

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.

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.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1991 20,656
1996 21,704
2001 22,154
2002 22,677
2003 22,763
2004 22,922
2011 24,361
2013 24,227

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