Pontevedra (province)

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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.

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.

Demographics

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.

See also

A Coruña / La Coruña · Araba / Álava · Albacete · Alicante · Almería · Asturias · Ávila · Badajoz · Balearic Islands · Barcelona · Biscay · Burgos · Cáceres · Cádiz · Cantabria · Castellón · Ceuta · Ciudad Real · Córdoba · Cuenca · Girona / Gerona · Granada · Guadalajara · Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa · Huelva · Huesca · Jaén · Las Palmas · León · Lleida / Lerida · Lugo · Madrid · Málaga · Melilla · Murcia · Navarre · Ourense / Orense · Palencia · Pontevedra · La Rioja · Salamanca · Segovia · Seville · Soria · Tarragona · Santa Cruz de Tenerife · Teruel · Toledo · Valencia · Valladolid · Zamora · Zaragoza

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