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Galdakao
Galdácano
—  Municipality  —

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Location of Galdakao in Biscay
Galdakao is located in Spain
Galdakao
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°13′50″N 2°50′45″W / 43.23056°N 2.84583°W / 43.23056; -2.84583Coordinates: 43°13′50″N 2°50′45″W / 43.23056°N 2.84583°W / 43.23056; -2.84583
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  País Vasco
Province Biscay
Comarca Greater Bilbao
Government
 - Alcalde Joseba Escribano Etxebarria (PNV)
Area
 - Total 31.66 km2 (12.2 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (197 ft)
Highest elevation 326 m (1,070 ft)
Lowest elevation 48 m (157 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 29,234
 - Density 923.4/km2 (2,391.5/sq mi)
 - Demonym galdacanés/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48960
Official language(s)
Website Official website

Galdakao is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, northern Spain. It has 30,000 inhabitants and a surface area of 31,70 km².

It is located in the Greater Bilbao, in the valley of the Ibaizabal river, near the Ganguren mountain range. It is surrounded by some summits such as Arrezurriaga (329 m), Txispamendi (221 m) and Santa Maria (476 m) in the north and Upo (556 m) and Mandoia (640 m) in the south.

It is conterminous with Zamudio, Lezama and Larrabetzu in the north, with Zaratamo and Zeberio in the south, with Amorebieta, Lemona and Bedia in the east and with Etxebarri and Basauri in the west.

Neighbourhoods

  • Aperribai
  • Arteta
  • Bekea
  • Bengoetxe
  • Berezikoetxe
  • Elexalde
  • Erletxe
  • Olabarrieta-Txistulanda
  • Urreta
  • Usansolo
  • Tximelarre Bekoa
  • Tximelarre Goikoa
  • Muguru
  • Zabalea

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