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Pontevedra is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 42,089 people in 8,554 households.


Pontevedra is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.

  • Antipolo
  • Barangay I (Pob.)
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Buenavista Gibong
  • Buenavista Rizal
  • Burgos
  • Cambarus
  • Canroma -
  • Don Salvador Benedicto
  • General Malvar
  • Gomez
  • M. H. Del Pilar
  • Mabini
  • Miranda
  • Pandan
  • Recreo(Sugod)
  • San Isidro
  • San Juan
  • Zamora

Pontevedra is the best place to visit ,a lot of good and cheerful people living its area. Coming from the City of Bacolod,northern portion of this town is Brgy. San Juan which is name in honor of Saint John the Baptist ,incredibly this place will offer you a lot's of turnip "singkamas" which is common in the area.The proof that you are already in the town proper or poblacion is the newly renovated St.Michael the Archangel Parish with its side is the Saint Michael Academy,the only Private Secondary Institution in Pontevedra.Eastward will lead you to the Public Market ,ending up with Brgy. Antipolo,notable place of some of prominent families "Hacienderos" as well as political clan of the town.Western side is occupied portions of some Barangays but will offer you beautiful scenic view of the Panay Gulf as well as Islands of Guimaras and Panay.By the afternoon you can visit the seashore picking up some of its clams and seashells which you might see on the table of some families living at seashore area at dinner.Southern part is Brgy.Miranda,this is the boundary of Pontevedra and Hinigaran ,mostly people here find their means through fishing although now a days Brgy. Miranda is already developed ,here you can savor the experience of swimming in nice beaches.

Education is Good Quality : Some of Notable Schools in Pontevedra are ff. 1. Saint Michael Academy 2. Miranda Elementary School 3. Antipolo Elementary School 4. Pontevedra National High School and a lot more in every barangays.

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Coordinates: 10°22′19″N 122°52′05″E / 10.372°N 122.868°E / 10.372; 122.868



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