Ponteareas

Ponteareas is town and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Spain.

Ponteareas

Puenteareas
Town and municipality
Ponteareas Town Hall
Ponteareas Town Hall
Flag of Ponteareas
Flag
Coat of arms of Ponteareas
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Vila do Corpus, Vila do Tea
Interactive map outlining Ponteareas
Ponteareas is located in Spain
Ponteareas
Ponteareas
Interactive map outlining Ponteareas
Ponteareas is located in Europe
Ponteareas
Ponteareas
Ponteareas (Europe)
Coordinates: 42°10′00″N 8°30′00″W / 42.166667°N 8.5°W / 42.166667; -8.5
CountrySpain
RegionGalicia
ProvincePontevedra
CountyO Condado
Established1483
Founded byDiego Sarmiento de Sotomayor
ParishesAngoares, Arcos, Areas, Arnoso, Bugarín, Celeiros, Critiñade, Cumiar, Fontenla, Fozara, Guillade, Guláns, Moreira, Nogueira, Santiago de Oliveira, San Mateo de Oliveira, San Lourenzo de Oliveira, Padróns, Paredes, Pías, Ponteareas, Prado, Ribadetea, Xinzo
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • BodyConcello de Ponteareas
 • MayorXosé Represas Giráldez (BNG)
Area
 • Land125 km2 (48 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total22,854
Demonym(s)ponteareán (m), ponteareá (f)
ponteareano (m), ponteareana (f)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Postal code
36860-36895
Area code(s)+34 986 66
Patron saintSaint Michael the Archangel
Websitehttp://www.ponteareas.es

It is located on the Vigo-Benavente highway and on the river Tea, a right-hand tributary of the Miño. It is the chief town of a fertile hilly region, which produces wine, grain and fruit, and contains many cattle farms. The industries of the town itself are porcelain manufactures, tanning and distilling. Close by are the ruins of the Sobroso Castle, which played an important part in the medieval civil wars. While it is located in the nearby town, Mondariz, it is owned by the council of Ponteareas.

GeographyEdit

ParishesEdit

The municipality of Ponteareas is formed by 24 parroquias (parishes) - rural suburbs of the main town. These parishes can be further subdivided into aldeas (villages) or lugares :

  • Areas (Santa María): Agualevada, Alemparte, A Cruz, Ganade, A Gándara, A Lomba, O Peso, O Picoto, San Brais
  • Arnoso (San Lourenzo): O Cotarel, O Covelo, A Muxena, A Oliveira, O Outeiriño, O Souto da Presa
  • Bugarín (Santa Cristina): Camondes, A Chan, As Eiras, A Freixa, A Gándara, A Porteliña, Queidores, A Quintenla, A Rasela, O Viñal
  • Celeiros (San Fins): A Carreira, O Outeiro, O Requeixo, Ribadas, Soutelo
  • Cristiñade (San Salvador): O Cribeiro, O Feixoal, A Igrexa, Mesego, O Outeiro, O Paseo, Penela, A Porteliña, Porto, A Pousa, O Puño, Rabadeira, As Raíces, Sequeiros, Soutovidal, A Torre, Urcela, A Xesteira
  • Cumiar (Santo Estevo): O Areal de Fontes, O Calvario, Candeira, Carballas, A Coutada, O Cruceiro, As Eiras, A Mo, Santa Cruz
  • Fontenla (San Mamede): A Ascensión, Barbáns, O Ceo, Cornedo, A Gaiosa, A Gloria, Novexil, O Picouto, As Rabadeiras
  • Fozara (San Bartolomeu): Borraxeiros, A Lomba, Outeiro de Castro, Outeiro Fernando
  • Guillade (San Miguel): Aval, Carballede, A Cavadiña, O Eirado, A Encostada, A Igrexa, A Lomba, Mourigade, Pazos, A Pontexil, A Portela, A Rañó, Reimonde, Santa Locaia, A Vigair
  • Guláns (San Xulián) : A Abelleira, A Abesoureira, O Aciviñeiro, O Arrabal, O Barreiro, A Barxa, O Casal, A Cima, A Costa da Groba, Costa de Sequeiros, Couso, A Cruz, A Devesa, O Eido Vello, O Lameiro, O Outeiro do Foxo - O Outeiro, O Padrán, Penadouro, O Pereiro, Porto, O Provizo, O Salgueiral, Santa Baia, O Souto, Suaviña, Valiñas
  • Moreira (San Martiño): A Amarela, O Calvario, A Cañota, Chan de Espiño, As Covas, A Feira, Macadín, Os Muíños, A Peroxa, O Pontillón, Rañe de Abaixo, Rañe de Arriba, Requeixo, A Ribeira do Río, Sixas, O Soutiño, Urcela, Vilanova
  • Nogueira (San Salvador): O Areu, O Castelo, A Costoura, Cruceiras, A Gándara, As Meáns, Monte de Abaixo, A Murxeira, A Nogueira, O Paramo, Pazos, O Rego Alto, O Souto, Torre do Sino
  • Santiago de Oliveira (Santiago): A Áspera, A Bouza da Igrexa, O Casal, A Duca, Entrecotos, A Fraga do Rei, A Pedreira, A Portela, A Porteliña, Rabuñade, A Sobreira, Valverde
  • San Mateo de Olivera (Santiago): O Agrelo, O Alcázar, O Asperón, O Calandro, A Capela, O Carrascal, A Chan, A Cheira, O Cruceiro, A Cuña, As Godallas, A Manga, O Outeiro, A Pedreira, Penavella, O Piñeiro, Puzo, As Rozas, A Silva, O Val do Eido, Vera, Vilafría
  • San Lorenzo de Oliveira (Santiago): As Cabazas, A Camba, As Eiras, Paredes, A Pedreira, Pombeiras, Souto
  • Padróns (San Salvador) : Castro, Chan da Gándara, As Cortellas, Maínza, Mouro, A Portela, A Seca, A Serra
  • Paredes (San Cibrán): O Picouto, O Ramallal, O Toucedo
  • Pías (Santa Mariña): Chans, A Costeliña, Cotobade, A Cruz, A Ermida, A Lenguda, O Outeiro, A Pontacóns, O Souto do Pazo, O Toxo
  • Ponteareas (town) (San Miguel): O Areal, O Barral, As Cachadas, Canedo, A Castiñeira, A Curuxeira, Lamazáns, A Moscadeira, O Paseo Matutino, Pedra de Agua, A Perillana, A Ponte dos Remedios, Ponteareas, O Reiro, San Roque, San Vicente, Valoura
  • Prado (San Nicolao): O Amial, O Carrascás, A Carrasqueira, O Charco, A Coutada, Os Ferreiros, O Outeiro, A Pardantela, O Pazo, O Souto de Abaixo, O Souto de Arriba
  • Ribadetea (San Xurxo): O Aceido, Antela, A Bagañeira, O Barbeito, A Barca, A Barronca, A Barxela, Bernardos, O Cabaleiro, O Canal, Carreira, A Carriza, Os Casás, Os Casquizos, Cillarga, Covas, O Eido do Monte, O Eido Vello, Entreeidos, O Espadanal, O Figueiredo, A Freixa, A Groba, O Igrexario, Lomba do Cruceiro, Mourade, O Outeiro, O Pazo, A Pedra da Bouza, Peitieiras, As Penas, Pereira, O Portal de Dentro, O Porto, A Pousa, Preito, A Rabadeira, O Roupeiro, O Salgueiral, Santa Cruz, O Sobreiro, O Souto, A Tramila, A Videira, Vilares, A Viña Vella
  • Xinzo (Santa Mariña): As Balsadas, O Barbeito, A Barreira, Barroselo, Barxelas, A Bergoa, O Borraxeiro, Bouzalonga, Cabreira, A Canella, A Cividá, O Confurco, O Coto, O Eido de Arriba, A Ermida, A Fichoca, Fixón, As Fonteíñas, A Granxa, A Illán, Lamas, O Longaíño, O Moledo, Nando, Parada, O Pereiro, O Picoto, A Portela, O Regote, A Riba, A Rocha, A Rúa, O Sobral, O Souto, A Touza da Vella, Os Valados, A Verdella, A Viña de Lama, A Viña Nova, O Vis

GovernmentEdit

The municipality of Ponteareas is administered by a mayor-council government, the Concello de Ponteareas, which meets at the Casa Consistorial in the Xardins da Xiralda. Following the local elections of 2019 the municipality is governed by a two-party coalition of the Galician Nationalist Bloc and Socialists' Party of Galicia with Xosé Represas as Mayor.

Local election results in Ponteareas
Party 2007 2011 2015 2019
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) 6 5 5 8
People's Party (PP) 6 9 7 5
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE-PSdeG) 4 3 4 3
Alternativa Ciudadana de Ponteareas (ACIP) - 4 3 4
A Riada do Tea (ARDT)[2] - - 1 -
United Left (EU-SON) - - 1 -
Condado-Paradanta Union (UCPA) 5 - - -

CultureEdit

FestivitiesEdit

Corpus Christi
 
Floral carpet.

The religious festival of Corpus Christi is particularly important. Dating back to 1857, it is traditionally celebrated with a procession of the Holy Sacrament along floral carpets laid in the streets. In 1968 the festival was declared a festival of Tourist Interest, in 1980 of National Tourist Interest, and in 2009 of International Tourist Interest, joining other famous Spanish celebrations such as Fallas and the Tomatina.

Local holidays

MusicEdit

The town has a conservatory which is named after Reveriano Soutullo, a composer of Zarzuelas.

International relationsEdit

Ponteareas is twinned with:

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Supported by Podemos and Anova-Nationalist Brotherhood.
  3. ^ "Ponteareas se hermana con la ciudad irlandesa de Galway". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish).

External linksEdit

OfficialEdit

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Puenteareas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 650.

Coordinates: 42°10′N 8°30′W / 42.167°N 8.500°W / 42.167; -8.500