Pontevedra, Negros Occidental

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Map of Negros Occidental with Pontevedra highlighted
Map of Negros Occidental with Pontevedra highlighted
Pontevedra is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°22′N 122°53′E / 10.367°N 122.883°E / 10.367; 122.883Coordinates: 10°22′N 122°53′E / 10.367°N 122.883°E / 10.367; 122.883
Country Philippines
Region Negros Island Region (NIR)
Province Negros Occidental
Congr. district 4th district of Negros Occidental
Barangays 20
 • Mayor Jose Maria A. Alonso
 • Total 112.50 km2 (43.44 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 47,945
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6105
Dialing code 34

Pontevedra, also called Marayo, is a third class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,975 people.[3]

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.


Pontevedra is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[2]

  • Antipolo
  • Barangay I (Pob.)
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Buenavista Gibong
  • Buenavista Rizal
  • Burgos
  • Cambarus
  • Canroma
  • Don Salvador Benedicto
  • General Malvar
  • Gomez
  • M. H. Del Pilar
  • Mabini
  • Miranda
  • Pandan
  • Recreo
  • San Isidro
  • San Juan
  • Zamora


Population census of Pontevedra
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 40,094 —    
1995 42,443 +1.07%
2000 42,089 −0.18%
2007 46,768 +1.46%
2010 47,945 +0.91%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Negros Occidental". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Negros Occidental". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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