Pontevedra, Negros Occidental
|Municipality of Pontevedra|
Map of Negros Occidental with Pontevedra highlighted
|Region||Western Visayas (Region VI)|
|District||4th district of Negros Occidental|
|Barangays||20 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Jose Maria A. Alonso|
|• Electorate||31,148 voters (2016)|
|• Total||112.50 km2 (43.44 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)34|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
|Income class||3rd municipal income class|
Pontevedra, officially the Municipality of Pontevedra, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,866 people.
Also called Marayo, Pontevedra's center or poblacion area is marked by the newly renovated St. Michael the Archangel Parish, with the Saint Michael Academy, beside it. To the east is the Public Market, ending up with Brgy. Antipolo, notable place of some of prominent families "Hacienderos" as well as political clan of the town. The western side offers scenic views of the Panay Gulf as well as Islands of Guimaras and Panay.
At the northern end of this town is Brgy. San Juan, which is named in honor of Saint John the Baptist and offers much turnip "singkamas" which is common in the area. Its southern part is Brgy. Miranda, forming the boundary of Pontevedra and Hinigaran, where most people make their means of living through fishing.
Former actress Rio Diaz served as vice mayor of Pontevedra from 1998 to 2004.
Pontevedra is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.
- Barangay I (Pob.)
- Barangay II (Pob.)
- Barangay III (Pob.)
- Buenavista Gibong
- Buenavista Rizal
- Don Salvador Benedicto
- General Malvar
- M. H. Del Pilar
- San Isidro
- San Juan
|Population census of Pontevedra|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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