Pontevedra, Negros Occidental
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.
|Municipality of Pontevedra|
Map of Negros Occidental with Pontevedra highlighted
|Coordinates: 10°22′N 122°53′E|
|Region||Western Visayas (Region VI)|
|Barangays||20 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Jose Maria A. Alonso|
|• Vice Mayor||Jimmy C. Gavan|
|• Congresswoman||Juliet Marie "Yoyet" D. Ferrer|
|• Electorate||30,559 voters (2019)|
|• Total||112.50 km2 (43.44 sq mi)|
|• Density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|• Income class||3rd municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||16.59% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||102,504,519.88 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)34|
|Climate type||tropical climate|
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 Barangay 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 Barangay 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 Barangay 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.
|Population census of Pontevedra|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VI (Western Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
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