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Provincia de Pontevedra
Flag of the Province of Pontevedra.PNG Escudo de la provincia de Pontevedra.svg
Flag Coat of Arms
Map of Spain with Provincia de Pontevedra highlighted
Capital Pontevedra
Official language(s) Spanish, Galician
 – Total
 – % of Spain
 4.495 km2 km²
 – Total ()
 – % of Spain
 – Density
 – English
 – Spanish

 Pontevedrés, Pontevedresa
Autonomous Community Galicia (Spain) Galicia
Government Diputación de Pontevedra
President Rafael Louzán Abal
Pontevedra province

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, and the country of Portugal.

The population of the province is 943,117 (2006), of which no more than 8% live in the capital, the city of Pontevedra.


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.


The province's capital is not its largest city, which is instead the port of Vigo with a population of 300,000. In addition, there are 62 municipalities in the province.

Population since 1900

Year Population
1900 457,262
1930 568,011
1950 671,609
1981 859,897
2004 930,931

Sources: INE and IGE

Pontevedra Province Population c. 1900
District population
City of Vigo 23,259
City of Pontevedra 22,330
Towns, Villages and Hamlets 411,673
All the Province (Total): 457,262
(Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911) [1]

See also

Coordinates: 42°30′N 8°30′W / 42.5°N 8.5°W / 42.5; -8.5



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