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Location of Galdames within the Basque Country

Coordinates: 43°15′18″N 3°5′47″W / 43.25500°N 3.09639°W / 43.25500; -3.09639Coordinates: 43°15′18″N 3°5′47″W / 43.25500°N 3.09639°W / 43.25500; -3.09639
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Biscay
Comarca Enkarterri
  Alcalde Carlos Avellanal Villanueva (EAJ-PNV)
  Total 44.36 km2 (17.13 sq mi)
Elevation 166 m (545 ft)
Population (2009)
  Total 837
  Density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Demonym(s) galdamestarra
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48191
Official language(s) Basque, Spanish
Website Official website

Galdames is a valley, town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, northern Spain.

Main sights are Santa Maria Magdalena and Arenaza caves, both situated in Triano mountain range and the latter containing stalactites and rest of mining operations. Medieval Tower of Loizaga is located in Concejuelo ward, nowadays site of a museum of classic automobiles.[1]


Galdames is administratively divided into 8 neighborhoods or wards:[2]


Population of Galdames
1897 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2001 2006
2,310 2,886 3,856 3,854 3,335 3,022 2,312 1,892 1,249 812 799 799 813


  1. Ainhoa Arozamena & Manu Castaño. "Auñamendi Encyclopedia: Galdames" (in Spanish). Eusko Ikaskuntza. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  2. Euskaltzaindia. "Euskal Onomastikaren Datutegia (EODA): Galdames" (in Basque). Euskaltzaindia. Retrieved 27 June 2010.

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