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Church of St. Mary
Church of St. Mary
Flag of Güeñes
Coat of arms of Güeñes
Coat of arms
Güeñes is located in Basque Country
Location of Güeñes within the Basque Country
Güeñes is located in Spain
Location of Güeñes within Spain
Coordinates: 43°12′50″N 3°5′39″W / 43.21389°N 3.09417°W / 43.21389; -3.09417
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Biscay
Comarca Enkarterri
 • Mayor Koldo Artaraz Martín
 • Total 41.16 km2 (15.89 sq mi)
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,258
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Güeñés
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48840
Website Official website

Güeñes is a municipality in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the North of Spain.


The towns of Sodupe, La Quadra, Zaramillo and the administrative centre, Güeñes, all lie within the region.

Population cores in the region[edit]

  • Central Güeñes - 2213
  • La Quadra - 420
  • Sodupe - 5117
  • Zaramillo - 510
  • Total 8.258 - (INE 2011).


In antiquity, the town was included in the Salcedo Valley, formed by those who were then two Councils: Güeñes and Zalla. The Salcedos did not control all the land and the sovereign fief of Güeñes belonged to the House de Sarachaga sovereign owner of many towers and palaces. The Sarachaga eventually inherited the entire Valley of Salcedo.

External links[edit]

Media related to Güeñes at Wikimedia Commons