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Ships in Colindres.

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Location of Colindres
Colindres is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°23′48″N 3°26′54″W / 43.39667°N 3.44833°W / 43.39667; -3.44833Coordinates: 43°23′48″N 3°26′54″W / 43.39667°N 3.44833°W / 43.39667; -3.44833
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Cantabria
Province Cantabria
Comarca Eastern coast of Cantabria
Judicial district Laredo
Capital Colindres
 - Alcalde José Ángel Hierro (2007) (PSC-PSOE)
 - Total 5.94 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (33 ft)
Highest elevation 281 m (922 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 7,677
 - Density 1,292.4/km2 (3,347.4/sq mi)
Demonym colindrés/esa, pejino/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39750
Official language(s)
Website Official website

Colindres is a town in the northern Spanish province and autonomous community of Cantabria. Located between the cities of Santander and Bilbao, Colindres has a population of approximately 7200.


In Colindres, the Asón River flows into the Cantabrian Sea forming, the Santoña estuary which is the most important SPA in the north of Spain, which is also known as the Santoña, Victoria and Joyel Marshes Natural Park, which Colindres is a part of. The town has the second fishing port in the region.

Its festivities during the summer are very popular in the region, and perhaps the most popular and the one which attracts the most people is the folk music festival SAUGA. Colindres' neighboring city, Laredo, has a long beach, La Salvé, with more than 5 km.

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Media related to Colindres at Wikimedia Commons

Panoramic view of Colindres' coast.