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Pontevedra (province)

Pontevedra is a province of northwestern Spain, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. It is bordered by the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, and Ourense, and by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Its population is 919,934 (2002), of which no more than 8% live in the capital, Pontevedra. Unusually, the largest city is not the capital, but the city of Vigo. There are 62 municipalities in the province; see List of municipalities in Pontevedra.

The province shares the Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas de Galicia with A Coruña province.