Pontevedra is a city located in Merlo Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The town was named after the homonymous city of Pontevedra, Spain.
Pontevedra was founded in 1871 by real estate promoters, in the estates belonging to the Irish landlord Thomas Gahan, member of Merlo's first municipal government in 1865.
First school in Pontevedra, opened in the last decade of 19th century.
Pontevedra is a sleepy town surrounded by small truck farms, connected to Merlo, Libertad and González Catán —this one located in the neighboring La Matanza— by Provincial Route 21 (Ruta Provincial 21).
The city is bordered by Parque San Martín and Libertad (north), Mariano Acosta (west), González Catán (east) and Veinte de Junio (south) —both in La Matanza Partido— and Marcos Paz (south).
According to the 2001 census [INDEC], the population was 33,515.