Province of Pontevedra

Pontevedra
Province
Flag of Pontevedra
Flag
Official seal of Pontevedra
Seal
Location of the province of Pontevedra within Spain
Location of the province of Pontevedra within Spain
Coordinates: 42°22′N 8°24′W / 42°22′N 8°24′W / 42.37; -8.40
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
CapitalPontevedra
Government
 • BodyDiputación de Pontevedra
Area
 • Total4,495 km2 (1,736 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total950,919 hab. (INE)
 • Density213.56/km2 (553.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pontevedrés (m), Pontevedresa (f)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code36---
ISO 3166 codeES-PO
Websitehttp://www.visit-pontevedra.com

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.[citation needed] There is a public institution called the Diputación Provincial of Pontevedra (Provincial Council), whose head office is in Pontevedra city, 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.

The population of the province is 950,919 (2014), of which 11,5% live in the capital, the city of Pontevedra and around 30% in Vigo.

Province of Pontevedra.

Geography

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.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Pontevedra Séng
davvisámegiella: Pontevedra eanangoddi
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Pontevedra
Lëtzebuergesch: Provënz Pontevedra
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Pontevedra
norsk nynorsk: Provinsen Pontevedra
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Pontevedra (provinsiya)
Türkçe: Pontevedra ili
Tiếng Việt: Pontevedra (tỉnh)