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Pontevedra
Pontevedra
(Galician: [ˌponteˈβɛðɾa], Spanish: [ponteˈβeðɾa]) is a Spanish city in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the capital of both the Comarca (County) and Province of Pontevedra, and of the Rias Baixas
Rias Baixas
in Galicia. It is also the capital of its own municipality which is, in fact, often considered as an extension of the actual city. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is the provincial district court seat. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has transformed into one of the most accessible cities and has been awarded for its urban quality international prizes like the European prize, "Intermodes" in Brussels
Brussels
in 2013, the United Nations Habitat prize in Dubai
Dubai
in 2014 and the "Excellence Prize" of the Center for Active Design in New York City
New York City
in 2015.[1] Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is on the Portuguese Way path of the Camino de Santiago.

Contents

1 Toponymy 2 Geography

2.1 Location and subdivisions 2.2 Population 2.3 Climate 2.4 Transport

3 Economy 4 History 5 Governance 6 Health, education and culture 7 Sights 8 Sports 9 Sister cities 10 Notable people 11 See also 12 Notes 13 References 14 External links

Toponymy[edit] The name of the city is likely a Latin composite of pons, pontis (bridge) and veter, vetera, veterum (old, long established). In Galicia, Latin pons, a masculine word, became feminine, hence Vulgar Latin Ponte Vetera,[2] which became by the 13th century the modern Galician language
Galician language
toponymy Pontevedra, "the old bridge", in reference to an old Roman bridge across the Lérez River
Lérez River
which had been located near the 12th century Burgo Bridge (gl) that remains in place today. Geography[edit] Location and subdivisions[edit]

Praza da Leña, the old firewood marketplace, in the old quarter

Burgo Bridge was built in the 12th century near the former site of a Roman bridge, the "old bridge" that gave the city its name.

Ria
Ria
of Pontevedra, Congress Hall and Tirantes Bridge

The municipality of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is located between 42°20' and 42°30' north and 8°33' and 8°41' west, in the southwestern Galician coast, an area popularly known as Rias Baixas. The municipality covers 118.3 km² and is about 20 km wide from north to south. The city sits at the end of the ria that bears its name, occupying the valleys of the Lérez and Tomeza rivers. It extends southwards to the mouth of river Verdugo in Ponte Sampaio. It is surrounded by four mountainous regions divided by two faults, one stretching north-south and one from northeast to southwest. To the north it borders the municipalities of Barro, Moraña
Moraña
and Campo Lameiro; to the east, Cotobade
Cotobade
and Ponte Caldelas; to the south, Soutomaior, Vilaboa
Vilaboa
and Marín, and to the west, Poio
Poio
and the ria, leading to the Atlantic Ocean. The main parroquias (parishes) of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
are: Alba, Bora, Campañó, A Canicouva, Cerponzóns, Estribela, Lérez, Lourizán, Marcón, Mourente, Ponte Sampaio, Salcedo, San Xosé, Santa María de Xeve, Tomeza, Verducido, Xeve. The neighbourhoods or main areas of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
are: O Burgo, Monteporreiro, Campolongo, Mollabao, A Seca, Salgueiriños, A Parda, Gorgullón. The residential area of A Caeira, although officially located in the municipality of Poio, is often considered as just another neighbourhood of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
since the vast majority of the residents work in Pontevedra
Pontevedra
and relate to the city. Population[edit] The municipality of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is composed of the city of Pontevedra and fifteen rural parishes in close proximity, with a total population of 82,946 (as of 2014).[3] This results in a relative high density of population of 710.1 inhabitants per square kilometre. More than two-thirds of the population live in the city, and less than one-third in the rural parishes. The population of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is aging, with generational replacement is not necessarily assured, although the city's population has been gradually growing in recent years. Broken down by age, 15.93% of the population were senior citizens, 69% between 15 and 65 years, and just 15.01% under the 15 years of age. The natality rate (9.8‰) is only +1.8 over the mortality rate (8‰). The migrational balance is slightly positive (+350 people in 2006).[3] According to the local authorities Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is, since 1999, the fastest growing Galician city, with an average of +1000 more inhabitants per year.[4]

Year Population

1900 22,330

1930 30,821

1950 43,221

1981 64,184

2004 78,715

2007 80,202

2009 81,576

2012 82,684

2014 82,946

According to the 2001 census, 29.6% of the population have Galician as their mother tongue, where 32.1% speak it "often". The remaining 38.3% speak Spanish as their native language or speak mostly in Spanish[5] Climate[edit] Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has a humid oceanic climate (Köppen Cfb). The average temperature is 15 °C (59 °F), with a daily average of 9.5 °C (49.1 °F) in January and 20.5 °C (68.9 °F) in July. These are unusually mild for a city so far north, and are due to Pontevedra’s proximity to the sea and to the moderating effect of the ria. Yet, like all the Galician coast, Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is subject to occasional Atlantic storms in winter. These are characterised by a quick drop in temperature, rain and gales. With eleven of the twelve months above 10 °C (50 °F) Pontevedra is in the maritime subtropical climate zone under the Trewartha climate classification, a classification it falls short of under the Köppen classification due to the cool summer nights. Overall Pontevedra, as Galicia, is rainy, especially at the end of autumn and winter, with an annual average precipitation of 1,700 to 1,900 millimetres (66.9 to 74.8 in), and around 134 rainy days per year. Summer is drier, generally speaking, but the odd heavy rainfall does happen even then.[6]

Climate data for Pontevedra
Pontevedra
108m (1981-2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 22.5 (72.5) 23.4 (74.1) 28.4 (83.1) 31.3 (88.3) 34.0 (93.2) 38.0 (100.4) 39.5 (103.1) 38.2 (100.8) 36.6 (97.9) 32.2 (90) 25.6 (78.1) 23.4 (74.1) 39.5 (103.1)

Average high °C (°F) 12.9 (55.2) 14.2 (57.6) 16.9 (62.4) 17.6 (63.7) 20.6 (69.1) 23.8 (74.8) 25.9 (78.6) 26.0 (78.8) 23.7 (74.7) 19.6 (67.3) 15.4 (59.7) 13.4 (56.1) 19.2 (66.6)

Daily mean °C (°F) 9.6 (49.3) 10.4 (50.7) 12.4 (54.3) 13.0 (55.4) 15.8 (60.4) 18.6 (65.5) 20.4 (68.7) 20.6 (69.1) 18.8 (65.8) 15.7 (60.3) 12.1 (53.8) 10.3 (50.5) 14.8 (58.6)

Average low °C (°F) 6.3 (43.3) 6.5 (43.7) 7.8 (46) 8.4 (47.1) 10.9 (51.6) 13.4 (56.1) 14.9 (58.8) 15.2 (59.4) 13.8 (56.8) 11.7 (53.1) 8.7 (47.7) 7.1 (44.8) 10.4 (50.7)

Record low °C (°F) −3.6 (25.5) −1.7 (28.9) −2.0 (28.4) 0.6 (33.1) 4.2 (39.6) 7.0 (44.6) 9.2 (48.6) 9.8 (49.6) 7.2 (45) 4.2 (39.6) 0.0 (32) −1.5 (29.3) −3.6 (25.5)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 178 (7.01) 133 (5.24) 120 (4.72) 143 (5.63) 118 (4.65) 64 (2.52) 44 (1.73) 56 (2.2) 95 (3.74) 224 (8.82) 222 (8.74) 216 (8.5) 1,613 (63.5)

Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 14 11 11 14 12 7 5 6 8 14 14 14 131

Mean monthly sunshine hours 103 123 181 203 239 262 294 279 224 145 104 91 2,248

Source: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología[7]

Transport[edit] Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is well connected by road and rail. It sits on the A Coruña- Vigo
Vigo
railway and motorway corridor. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is located between the Galician capital Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
(58 km to the north) and the largest Galician municipality, Vigo
Vigo
(30 km to the south). Pontevedra
Pontevedra
itself does not have an airport, but both the municipalities of Compostela and Vigo
Vigo
have airports. A good network of roads and motorways efficiently connects Pontevedra
Pontevedra
with these cities, and also with Portugal
Portugal
(57 km to the south), and inland (100 km to the eastern city of Ourense). Regular bus lines link Pontevedra
Pontevedra
with other Galician cities and towns, as well as with Madrid, Porto
Porto
and Lisbon
Lisbon
(among others).

The city of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
capital, seen from The Caeira neighbourhood

The AVE
AVE
high-speed train (in Spanish Tren de alta velocidad, or TAV) reaches Pontevedra
Pontevedra
and the city is a stop in the "Atlantic Line", running from the northern Galician city of A Coruña
A Coruña
to Lisbon (Portugal).[8][9][10] Likewise, Pontevedra
Pontevedra
will benefit from the high-speed train connecting Galicia and central Spain. That Galician connection will be fully operational in 2018.[11] Despite the fact that Pontevedra
Pontevedra
was once the main Galician port, at present the tiny Pontevedra
Pontevedra
harbour is only used for recreational purposes, not for cargo or passenger transportation. Neighbouring Marín is a major military and commercial harbour 7 km away. Economy[edit]

Peregrina Chapel

Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has traditionally been a trading city. In the Middle Ages, guilds thrived in the old town, giving name to streets and squares still preserved today. At that time Pontevedra
Pontevedra
was the main Galician port, providing for a very intense fishing and sea-trading activity. In the 1833 territorial division of Spain
Spain
Galicia was sub-divided into four provinces, and Pontevedra
Pontevedra
became capital of its own province. The city then became an administrative and commercial centre, in contrast with Vigo, which attracted the industrial activity, after Franco's government gave this city a free-trade zone and a Development Pole. In fact, the first modern industries to appear in Pontevedra
Pontevedra
would only do so in the 1960s. At present, the tertiary sector employs 65 per cent of the population, while industry employs 17 per cent. Industrial activity is reduced to a handful of companies, namely pulp mills (in gradual recession) and construction. The tertiary sector is not especially dynamic, although a number of policies have been implemented to improve the situation. Tourism
Tourism
is on the increase, with visitors coming mostly from Spain
Spain
and Portugal. The total unemployment rate is 20.47% (November 2015) with a 54% unemployment rate for young people (16–25 years old) according to data from the INE (National Statistics Institute).[3] Pontevedra was the seat of Caixa de Pontevedra. History[edit]

The Fiel Contraste

A local legend relates the foundation of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
to Teucer, hero of the Trojan War, a legend which was reinforced with the suspicion that Greek traders might have arrived to the Rias Baixas
Rias Baixas
area in ancient times.[12] However, historians and archaeologists tend to agree that the initial settlement was probably formed during the integration of Gallaecia
Gallaecia
(old Galicia) into the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
(circa 1st century BC)(Reference is required). The current name of the city is a Latin composite, derived from Pons/Pontis (bridge) and Veteris/Vetera (old), hence Ponte(m)Vetera(m), and thence Galician language
Galician language
Ponte-Vedra, "the old bridge", in reference to the old Roman bridge across Lérez River. Well-connected since Roman times, Pontevedra
Pontevedra
consolidated itself as an intermediate town during the Suebic period (circa 5th-6th century AD). During the 12th century Pontevedra
Pontevedra
rose as an important commercial centre; it reached its zenith in the 15th century as a trade and communications hub. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
was the main Galician urban centre. In fact, Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has the second largest "old town" in Galicia, only after Santiago de Compostela. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
was on the route of the Way of Saint James, namely its southern or "Portuguese" branch. The "Igrexa da Virxe Peregrina" (Church of the Pilgrims), with its distinctive scallop-shaped floor plan, is a popular destination for tourists and pilgrims. In the 16th century it still was a commercial city, with an increase in fishing. At that time, Pontevedra
Pontevedra
was the largest Galician port, as it was a secure port open to the sea. One of Christopher Columbus' ships, the carrack Santa Maria, originally named La Gallega ("The Galician"), was built in Pontevedra.[13][14] It was in centuries later that the sedimentation caused by river Lérez gradually rendered the harbour unsuitable for large-scale navigation. The end of the 16th century marked the beginning of the decline of the city, a decline which had already started for the rest of Galicia from the end of the 15th century. The situation would worsen during the 17th and 18th centuries. The port drastically reduced its activity due to the mentioned geographical causes. Furthermore, political decisions and dynastic conflicts provoked a general decay in trade, thus resulting in the depopulation of the city; the population was reduced in half during that time, also affected by epidemics.[15]

Gothic Bells House

In the beginning of the 19th century Pontevedra
Pontevedra
was little more than a small backward town. Fishing, arts and crafts kept the economy going. Yet, with the establishment of new provincial divisions in 1833 Pontevedra
Pontevedra
suddenly saw itself transformed into a provincial capital. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
then grew and slowly became an administrative centre. The introduction of the railway also reconnected the city with the rest of the country, after having lost its harbour. All in all, Pontevedra sees in this century a cultural, economic and urban revival. It is in Pontevedra
Pontevedra
when, in 1853, Xoán Manuel Pintos publishes the first book in modern Galician, "A gaita gallega". Pontevedra
Pontevedra
entered the 20th century with great prospects. At that point the city was the Galician cultural and political heart. Galicianists - such as Alexandre Bóveda
Alexandre Bóveda
and Castelao
Castelao
- took up residence in the city, where they founded the Partido Galeguista ("Galicianist Party") in 1931, origin of contemporary Galician nationalism. Yet, the Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
(1936–1939) and subsequent Francoist dictatorship (1939–1975) suddenly ended Pontevedra's progression. Political repression and economic hardships forced many to emigrate. It was only during the 1960s, with the introduction of some industrial activity, when the local economy partially recovered. However, these same industries would later cause serious environmental and health concerns, forcing the eventual closure of some of them. With the end of the dictatorship in 1975 the construction sector also developed. Improvements in the communications network during the 1980s and 1990s helped Pontevedra
Pontevedra
to regain weight in the Rias Baixas region, acting again as a trade hub and focusing on its administrative functions as provincial capital. Since 1999 Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has seen intense urban renewal and cultural revival, positively influencing the local economy. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has transformed into one of the most accessible cities for disabled people, and was awarded a national prize for this issue in 2006 and the European prize, "Intermodes" in 2013.[16][17][18][19] The introduction of university studies in the city during the 1990s contributed further to the growth of the city.

The city of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
capital, night view.

Governance[edit] Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is a provincial and comarcal (county, but with no administrative role) capital, as well as seat of the district court. The city hosts the headquarters of the provincial government as well as a delegation of the Galician government, in addition to some offices representing the Spanish government. The city provides a wide range of administrative services with an effect reaching far beyond its municipal limits. This makes Pontevedra
Pontevedra
a focal point for intense political struggles despite its relative small size.

Administrative City of Pontevedra

Since the restoration of democracy in 1977 after the dictatorship, Pontevedra's local government had traditionally been controlled by the conservative People's Party of Galicia (Partido Popular de Galicia, PPdeG-PP). However, after the 1999 elections the office of Mayor
Mayor
was won by Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, representing the Galician Nationalist Bloc (Bloque Nacionalista Galego, BNG), in coalition with the Socialists' Party of Galicia
Socialists' Party of Galicia
(Partido Socialista de Galicia, PSdeG-PSOE), until today. The local corporation is divided into a number of departments, or concellarias, each one dealing with a specific issue such as Planning, Environment, Revenue, Mobility and Transportation, Sports, Public Works, or Tourism. Results of the local elections in Pontevedra:[20][21][22][23] Health, education and culture[edit] Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is well provided with quality private and public clinics and health centres, where the Montecelo Hospital[24] stands out as the largest health centre in the comarca and one of the largest in the province. This hospital is renowned for its oncology department. Public health is regulated by the Galician Health Service (Servizo Galego de Saúde).

Ponte dos Tirantes, modern bridge over Lérez River

The city houses a number of university departments, acting as a branch of the University of Vigo.[25][26] Namely these are: Nursing, Forestry Technical Engineering, Physiotherapy, Educational Sciences and Sport, and Social, Media and Communication Sciences. Many come to Pontevedra to complete their studies in Fine Arts, as this is the only location in Galicia where this discipline can be studied at university level. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
also hosts a branch of the Spanish national distance university, the UNED.[27] The city has its own Official School of Languages, regulated by the Galician Department of Education. Cultural infrastructure in Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is mainly represented by two venues: The Teatro Principal, in the old town, with a capacity of 434 seated spectators;[28] and the Auditorium-Congress Hall, a modern complex composed by an auditorium with capacity for 772 seated people, a large congress hall, and a number of meeting rooms and smaller halls.[29] In addition, every year the City Council organises a series of free, open and public activities, such as a Jazz
Jazz
festival, open air cinema sessions, a medieval fair reenactment,[30] and other festivities that normally take place in the streets and public squares of the old town. The Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Conservatory was established in 1863 and is celebrating its sesquicentenary in 2013. It has been renamed the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Manuel Quiroga, in honour of one of the city's most famous sons, the violinist, composer and artist Manuel Quiroga (1892-1961).[31] Sights[edit] An ancient town and medieval port, Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has been described as a "definitive old Galician town". Sights include the pilgrim chapel in the Praza da Peregrina, the historic Zona Monumental (old city), the Praza de Leña, the market, and the Alameda, a promenade along the ria. Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has a large pedestrian centre (the old town and surroundings) which, together with a number of parks and public squares, makes the city very pleasant for strolling. In recent years most historical buildings and streets have been either re-built or revamped, providing for a well preserved urban landscape.

The city by its Ria 

Gothic Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
Church 

Upper part of Santa Maria Basilica façade 

Leña Square 

Round Baroque Pilgrim Church 

Corrientes Bridge, from the inside 

Curros Enríquez Square, old town 

Teucro on San José square 

Baroque San Bartolomé church 

City Hall, 19th century 

Gothic Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
Church 

Mugartegui Baroque Palace 

19th century palace, Headquarters of the Provincial Council 

Museum of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Baroque Palace 

Gothic church of San Francisco 

Tertulia Monument 

Harbour square 

Leña square 

Cultural Center and Concert Hall 

Santa Maria square 

Marina of Pontevedra, between Barca Bridge and Corrientes Bridge 

Verdura square 

Corrientes Bridge 

Market and Lérez River 

Renaissance basilica Santa Maria 

Footbridge and Tirantes Bridge over Lérez River 

Labyrinth of Pontevedra, Robert Morris 

Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Ria
Ria
and Barca Bridge 

Sailors Monument 

García Flórez Palace, Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Museum 

Santa Maria Basilica 

Promenade by the sea 

Faculty of Social and Communication Sciences 

Santa Maria Basilica, inside 

San José church in the Campolongo district 

Liberty square 

Manuel Quiroga street 

Graffiti in Campolongo dedicated to Xoan Manuel Pintos 

Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy
Faculty 

Valle-Inclán on Méndez Núñez square 

Constitution square 

Railway station 

Church of San Benito Monastery 

Eiriña Fountain 

Valle-Inclán's House 

Sports[edit] Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has a long sporting tradition, with a number of teams competing professionally in different categories. For example:

Football: Pontevedra
Pontevedra
CF, playing in the Spanish "Segunda División B". Handball: SD Teucro, playing in the Spanish Liga ASOBAL
Liga ASOBAL
(first division). There is also a minor handball team called BM Cisne. Indoor football: Leis 26 Pontevedra, playing in the Spanish second division of the Spanish indoor football professional league (LNFS). Rugby: Pontevedra
Pontevedra
has two rugby teams, Mareantes Rugby Clube Pontevedra
Pontevedra
and Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Rugby Club. Both teams play in the Galician First Division. In the 2012/13 season, Mareantes RCP won the play-off final to become the league champions. Volleyball: C. Durán (amateur). Waterpolo: CN Pontevedra, playing in the Galician Waterpolo
Waterpolo
League: [2]. Fencing: Club Escola Hungaresa de Esgrima de Pontevedra, founded in 2007, this is the only fencing club in Galicia specialised in sabre. Members of this club compete regularly in the Galician leagues and in the Spanish Sabre Championship.

Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is the seat of the Centro Galego de Tecnificación Deportiva (High Performance Sporting Centre of Galicia), and it also hosts a number of rowing and canoeing clubs. World and Olympic canoeing champion David Cal
David Cal
used to train in the ria of Pontevedra. Sister cities[edit] Pontevedra
Pontevedra
is twinned with[32][33]

Barcelos, Braga, Portugal Gondomar, Metro Porto, Portugal Merlo, Buenos Aires, Argentina Nafpaktos, Greece Salvador da Bahia, Brazil San José, Costa Rica Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

Notable people[edit]

Enrique MacDonell
Enrique MacDonell
Vice Admiral Spanish Navy. Paio Gomes Charinho (1225–1295), poet and troubadour Pedro Mariño de Lobeira (1528–1594), conquistador and chronicler of the Arauco War
Arauco War
in the Captaincy General of Chile Benito de Soto
Benito de Soto
(1805-1830) Notorious pirate, considered the "Last Pirate of the Atlantic Ocean" Xoán Manuel Pintos Villar (1811–1876), writer, author and editor of the first publication in modern Galician Perfecto Feijoo (1858–1935), medical doctor and musician Manuel Portela Valladares
Manuel Portela Valladares
(1867–1952), politician A.D.R. Castelao
Castelao
(1886–1950), writer, artist and politician, often considered as the most influential figure in Galician contemporary history. Although he was not born in Pontevedra, Castelao
Castelao
expressed a clear wish to be considered an "adoptive son of the city" and to be buried there.[34] Manuel Varela Radío (1873–1962), medical doctor and academic Manuel Quiroga (1892-1961), violinist, composer and artist Valentín Paz Andrade
Valentín Paz Andrade
(1898–1987), magistrate, politician and writer Xosé Filgueira Valverde (1906–1996), historian and writer Alejandro de la Sota
Alejandro de la Sota
(1913–1996), architect Pío Cabanillas Gallas
Pío Cabanillas Gallas
(1923–1991), politician César Portela (1937-), architect Luciano Varela (1948-), magistrate Fina Casalderrey (1951- ), writer Alberto Casado Cerviño (1952- ), civil servant, vice-president of the European Patent Office Víctor Fernández Freixanes (1957- ), journalist, writer and publisher Francis Lorenzo (1960- ), actor Manel Loureiro (1975- ), writer Francisco Javier Gómez Noya
Francisco Javier Gómez Noya
(1983- ), triathlete, World Champion Manuel Miranda (1930-2012), carpenter and musician

See also[edit]

Asociación pola defensa da ría Galicia List of municipalities in Pontevedra Pontevedra
Pontevedra
(comarca) Province of Pontevedra Rias Baixas

Notes[edit]

^ [1] (Centre for Active Design, New York). Access date 5 May 2015 ^ Cabeza Quiles, Fernando (2008). Toponimia de Galicia. Vigo: Galaxia. p. 507. ISBN 978-84-9865-092-1.  ^ a b c Statistical Profile for Pontevedra
Pontevedra
(municipality), from the Galician Institute of Statistics. Access date 22 April 2009 ^ Concello de Pontevedra, Introduction to Pontevedra ^ Banco de dados municipal (Pontevedra), IGE, retrieved on 21/05/10 ^ Meteogalicia Archived 24 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine. (Galician Meteorological Centre). Access date 29 September 2008 ^ "Guía resumida del clima en España (1981-2010)".  ^ Newspaper La Voz de Galicia Archived 15 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine., on possible delays in the construction of the high speed railways. 11 April 2006 ^ Newspaper Diario de Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Archived 7 July 2012 at Archive.is, on expected investments and time of completion. 29 September 2008. ^ Vieiros. 12 January 2009. ^ ADIF Archived 23 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine., on the deployment of the high-speed train in North and North-Western Spain. 14 April 2010 ^ Ireland in Galicia Archived 29 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine., by the Amergin University Institute of Research in Irish Studies Archived 1 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine., University of A Coruña. Access date 17-11-2008 ^ Picture of commemorative monument and explanation ^ Text in Spanish explaining the alleged Galician origin of Columbus and how the main ship was built in Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Archived 30 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ^ History of Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Archived 17 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine., by the Concello de Pontevedra. Access date 29 September 2008 ^ Details on accessibility urban reform Archived 2 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Access date 19 Sept. 2008 ^ Press release, on newspaper La Voz de Galicia. Access date 19 Sept. 2008 ^ Pontevedra
Pontevedra
as a "model to follow" in Portugal
Portugal
Archived 11 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Access date 7 Oct 2008 ^ Recent prizes and accolades awarded to the city of Pontevedra Archived 2 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Access date 7 Oct. 2008 ^ Instituto Galego de Estatística (Galician Institute of Statistics; primary source) Access date 18 Sept. 2008 ^ El Mundo newspaper, coverage on local elections. Access date 18 Sept. 2008 ^ El País newspaper Archived 25 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine., coverage on local elections. Access date 18 Sept. 2008 ^ ABC newspaper, coverage on local elections. Access date 18 Sept. 2008 ^ Hospital Montecelo de Pontevedra, Mourente s/n, 36071 Pontevedra, Galicia. Ph (+34)986 800000 ^ Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Campus Archived 21 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine., of the University of Vigo ^ University of Vigo
Vigo
Archived 22 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine., listing of campuses and departments ^ UNED - Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Campus ^ Teatro Principal Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Galicia ^ Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Galicia ^ Video of the Feira Franca (medieval fair recreation in Pontevedra). Retrieved 20 September 2008. Approx. running time 22 minutes ^ Conservatorio Profesional Manuel Quiroga, Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Conservatorio ^ SECRI, Salvador da Bahia Archived 15 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ List of sister cities of Galician municipalities (by IGADI) ^ Castelao
Castelao
in a letter to the President of the Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Centre in Buenos Aires, 1947 Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

References[edit]

Calo Lourido, F. et al. (2003): Pontevedra
Pontevedra
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Concello de Pontevedra
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- Official site of the local government (in Galician and Spanish, with summarised versions in English and French) Turismo en Pontevedra
Pontevedra
- Official site of the Pontevedra
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tourist board, maintained by the local government (in Galician, English, Spanish and French) [3] Rias Baixas
Rias Baixas
- Official site of the Rias Baixas
Rias Baixas
tourist board (in Galician, English and Spanish) Deputación de Pontevedra
Pontevedra
- Official site of the provincial government of Pontevedra
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(in Galician) Diario de Pontevedra
Pontevedra
- local newspaper of Pontevedra
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(mostly in Spanish, with some articles in Galician) Pazo da Cultura - Official site of the Auditorium-Congress Hall complex and Teatro Principal, maintained by the local government (in Galician and Spanish) Pontevedra
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Cultura - What's on in cultural events in Pontevedra

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Cities in Galicia

A Coruña Pontevedra Santiago de Compostela Ourense Lugo Vigo Ferrol

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Municipalities in the province of Pontevedra

Agolada Arbo Baiona Barro Bueu Caldas de Reis Cambados Campo Lameiro Cangas A Cañiza Catoira Cerdedo Cotobade Covelo Crecente Cuntis Dozón A Estrada Forcarei Fornelos de Montes Gondomar O Grove A Guarda A Illa de Arousa Lalín A Lama Marín Meaño Meis Moaña Mondariz Mondariz
Mondariz
– Balneario Moraña Mos As Neves Nigrán Oia Pazos de Borbén Poio Ponte Caldelas Ponteareas Pontecesures Pontevedra O Porriño Portas Redondela Ribadumia Rodeiro O Rosal Salceda de Caselas Salvaterra de Miño Sanxenxo Silleda Soutomaior Tomiño Tui Valga Vigo Vila de Cruces Vilaboa Vilagarcía de Arousa Vilanova de Arousa

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Capitals of provinces of Spain

A Coruña Albacete Alicante Almería Ávila Badajoz Barcelona Bilbao Burgos Cáceres Cádiz Castellón de la Plana Ciudad Real Córdoba Cuenca Donostia-San Sebastián Girona Granada Guadalajara Huelva Huesca Jaén Logroño Las Palmas León Lleida Lugo Madrid Málaga Murcia Ourense Oviedo Palencia Palma Pamplona Pontevedra Salamanca Santander Santa Cruz Segovia Seville Soria Tarragona Teruel Toledo Valencia Valladolid Vitoria-Gasteiz Zamora Zaragoza

Coordinates: 42°26′N 8°38′W / 42.433°N 8.633°W / 42.433; -8.633

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 136068808 LCCN: n82143

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