Pontevedra is a province of Spain along the country's Atlantic coast in southwestern Europe. The province forms the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. It is bordered by the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, and Ourense, the country of Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. The official languages of the Pontevedra province are Spanish and Galician. There is a public institution called the Diputación Provincial of Pontevedra (Provincial Council), whose head office is in the city of the same name, that provides direct services to citizens such as technical, financial and technological support to the councils of the 62 municipalities of the province of Pontevedra.
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Location of the province of Pontevedra within Spain
|• Body||Diputación de Pontevedra|
|• Total||4,495 km2 (1,736 sq mi)|
|• Density||213.56/km2 (553.1/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Pontevedrés (m), Pontevedresa (f)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||ES-PO|
Pontevedra is cut in two parts by the Lérez River. Most of the major tourist attractions in Pontevedra are to the south of the river. Pontevedra features many historical buildings, monuments, and churches.
Much of the Rías Baixas denominación de origen (DO) is located in the province. The province similarly shares the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park with neighbouring A Coruña province. This region contains the Galician islands of Ons, Cies, Sálvora and Cortegada.
The province has an oceanic climate with warm and relatively dry summers and cool and very wet winters.
The province's capital, Pontevedra, with a population of 82,946 (2014) is not the largest municipality of its province, the largest municipality is the industrial Vigo with a population of 292,817. In addition, there are 62 municipalities in the province. Other relevant municipalities, based on their populations, are Marín, Sanxenxo, Vilagarcía de Arousa, Redondela, Poio, Nigrán, Tui, and O Porriño.
|Population since 1900|
|Source: INE and IGE|
Media related to Province of Pontevedra at Wikimedia CommonsBaiona, Pontevedra
Baiona is a municipality in Galicia, in the province of Pontevedra.
Baiona is a tourist town with a medieval historical center situated by the outlet of the Vigo Bay. Its population of just over 11,000 rises to around 45,000 in the summer, if one includes tourists. Since it is on the Portuguese Way path of the Camino de Santiago 30,000 hikers also visit every year. Other than tourism the major economic activities revolve around fishing.Catoira
Catoira is a municipality in Galicia, Spain, located in the province of Pontevedra. Catoira is famous for its ruins of the Torres do Oeste (Towers of the West).Dozón
Dozón is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.Fornelos de Montes
Fornelos de Montes is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.
One must say that is the municipality with the highest rainfall in Spain, exceeding 4000 millimeters for a few years now. The rainfall is concentrated in the area of A Laxe, an administrative district which is within the province of Pontevedra in the Serra do Suido (Sierra del Suido).Lalín
Lalín is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the north of the province of Pontevedra. It's the capital of the region of the Deza.
The town has a population of 20,158 inhabitants (2014). The surface of the municipality is 326.8 km2, being the biggest municipality in the province of Pontevedra and the fourth of Galicia, with a population density of 63.85 inhabitants/km2.
Located in the North-East of the province of Pontevedra; being bordered by Silleda and Vila de Cruces to the North-West, Forcarei to the West, Agolada and Rodeiro to the North-East, Dozón to the South-East and O Irixo to the South, all of them being part of the region of Deza, except O Irixo.List of Bienes de Interés Cultural in the Province of Pontevedra
This is a list of Bien de Interés Cultural landmarks in the Province of Pontevedra, Spain.
Ruínas del Convento de Santo Domingo
Convento e Iglesia de San Francisco (Pontevedra)List of municipalities in Pontevedra
This is a list of the 61 municipalities in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
The Galician name is the sole official form of the name;
older or informal texts may use Castillan forms or spellings.Meis
Meis is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.
Meis can also be referred to as a name originating from Germany.O Condado
O Condado is a comarca in the Galician Province of Pontevedra, centred on the town of Ponteareas (Puenteareas in Castilian Spanish). It covers an area of 341 sq.km, and the overall population of this comarca was 42,642 at the 2011 Census; the latest official estimate at the start of 2018 was 41,551.O Deza
O Deza is a comarca in the northeast corner of the Galician Province of Pontevedra. It covers an area of 1,024.7 sq.km, and had an overall population of 42,511 at the 2011 Census; the latest official estimate (as at the start of 2018) of 40,063.O Rosal
O Rosal is a municipality in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia, in Spain. It is situated in the comarca of O Baixo Miño. The municipality has 44.1 km2 and had 6531 inhabitants, according to the 2013 census (INE).O Salnés
O Salnés is a comarca in the Galician Province of Pontevedra. It covers an area of 275.2 sq.km, and had an overall population of 114,600 at the 2011 Census; the latest official estimate (as at the start of 2018) was 113,052.Pontevedra (comarca)
Pontevedra is a comarca in the Galician Province of Pontevedra, Spain, and centred on the city of Pontevedra. It covers an area of 634.43 sq.km, and the overall population of this local region was 15,625 at the 2011 Census; the latest official estimate (as at the start of 2018) was 124,351.Portas
Portas is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.Redondela
Redondela is a town in the province of Pontevedra, Galicia, northwestern Spain. The most famous icon of the village is its sky chaired by two major railway viaducts built in the nineteenth century. Due to these infrastructures Redondela is known under the nickname "Village of the viaducts." The town lies on the Portuguese Way path of the Camino de Santiago.Silleda
Silleda is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.Tui, Pontevedra
Tui (Galician pronunciation: [ˈtuj]) is a municipality in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia, in Spain. It is situated in the comarca of O Baixo Miño. It is located on the left bank of the Miño River, facing the Portuguese town of Valença.
Two bridges connect Tui and Valença: Tui International Bridge (known in Portugal as Valença International Bridge), completed in 1878 under the direction of Pelayo Mancebo, and a modern one from the 1990s. Both countries being signatories of the Schengen Treaty, there are normally no formalities in crossing what is the busiest border-point in Northern Portugal. The municipality of Tui is composed of 11 parishes: Randufe, Malvas, Pexegueiro, Areas, Pazos de Reis, Rebordáns, Ribadelouro, Guillarei, Paramos, Baldráns and Caldelas.Vila de Cruces
Vila de Cruces is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.Vilagarcía de Arousa
Vilagarcía de Arousa is a Spanish municipality in the province of Pontevedra, Galicia. As of 2014 it has a population of 37,712, being ninth largest town in Galicia.
Municipalities in the province of Pontevedra