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Geographical Information. Gáldar's municipality places in the north-western angle of the island of Gran Canaria , in the zone called " Region of the northwest ", and to 27 kilometres of distance of the capital of the Island. Its extension is 61,58 square wich reaches the center zone of the Island from the north coast places approximately 1.700 meters of altitude.

History. The former Agáldar, headquarters of several of the social and political power of the Island, was the most distinguished population from the insular territory before the Castilian conquest. Its leaders recognized as Kings of Canaries for the Castilian monarchs, Agáldar enjoyed a tacit recognition as the pre-Hispanic capital, cradle and court of the governing dynasty in the island. The creation of the parish of Gáldar's Santiago, at the end of the XVth century, turns the municipality in one of the principal areas of the origins of the christianity in Canaries, Consolidating the continuity of the Villa as political - administrative head-board of the third northwestern of Gran Canaria. Gáldar, preserved many of the vestiges of its noble past. The XVIIIth, was at the end of this century a time of economic and social brilliance that would give step, to a period of urban construction of almost one century, to which it owes good apart from the current physiognomy. The XXth century, after a few first decades of great mercantile activity and the trauma of the civil war, stood out in its last years for an intense economic and demographic recovery, forming to the end a historical rich and extraordinarily varied center where there coexist archaeological parks, public buildings and deprived of the most varied styles from The XVIIth until our days.

 
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