Carballo

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Carballo
Municipality
Official seal of Carballo
Seal
Coat of arms of Carballo
Coat of arms
Location of Carballo
Location of Carballo
Carballo is located in Spain
Carballo
Carballo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°13′0″N 8°41′0″W / 43.21667°N 8.68333°W / 43.21667; -8.68333Coordinates: 43°13′0″N 8°41′0″W / 43.21667°N 8.68333°W / 43.21667; -8.68333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
ProvinceA Coruña
ComarcaComarca de Bergantiños
Government
 • AlcaldeEvencio Ferrero Rodríguez (BNG)
Area
 • Total186.09 km2 (71.85 sq mi)
Elevation106 m (348 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total30,653
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
DemonymCarballés, carballesa
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code15100
Dialing code981
Official language(s)Spanish, Galician
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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For other uses, see Carballo (disambiguation).
Carballo
Municipality
Official seal of Carballo
Seal
Coat of arms of Carballo
Coat of arms
Location of Carballo
Location of Carballo
Carballo is located in Spain
Carballo
Carballo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°13′0″N 8°41′0″W / 43.21667°N 8.68333°W / 43.21667; -8.68333Coordinates: 43°13′0″N 8°41′0″W / 43.21667°N 8.68333°W / 43.21667; -8.68333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
ProvinceA Coruña
ComarcaComarca de Bergantiños
Government
 • AlcaldeEvencio Ferrero Rodríguez (BNG)
Area
 • Total186.09 km2 (71.85 sq mi)
Elevation106 m (348 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total30,653
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
DemonymCarballés, carballesa
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code15100
Dialing code981
Official language(s)Spanish, Galician
WebsiteOfficial website

Carballo is a municipality of Spain in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia. It belongs to the comarca of Bergantiños.

The seafood company Calvo is headquartered here.[1]

History[edit]

Carballo goes far back as 759 A.D. originating in Galicia, North West of Spain, Municipality in the Province of A Coruña. The Carballo name is actually a Portuguese word meaning Oak. Like the name implies it establishes location of the origin, tree full hills on a mountainous terrain with a short distance to the Atlantic ocean on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, a distance of 1,130 km drive travel to La Marina de Port, Barcelona, Spain [2]

Other places close to Carballo[edit]

Ourense 75 miles, Vigo 78 miles, Braga 123 miles, Oviedo 131 miles, Gijón 139 miles, [3]

Close to Carballo : Beaches, Mountains[edit]

Beaches close to Carballo: Closest surf break Playa de Bastiagueiros (Spain) 3 miles, Second closest surf break Playa de Orzan (Spain) 3 miles, Third closest surf break Playa de Riazor (Matadeiro) (Spain) 3 miles, Fourth closest surf break Playa de Sabon (Spain) 3 miles, Fifth closest surf break Playa de Barranan (Spain) 6 miles [3]

Mountains close to Carballo: Closest mountain peak Peña Trevinca (Spain) 111 miles, Second closest mountain peak Peña Ubina (Spain) 126 miles, Third closest mountain peak Pico Remelende (Spain) 161 miles, Fourth closest mountain peak Torre de Cerredo (Spain) 180 miles, Fifth closest mountain peak Torrecerredo (Spain) 180 miles

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Origin of name[edit]

Carballo has many variations in spelling from Carvallo, Carbello, Caballero, Carvahlo, but due in part to illiteracy in early times. Surnames like Carballo transform in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family branches, and countries over the years. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Carballo were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Carballo. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Carballo last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.[4]

Pictures[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Information." Calvo. Retrieved on 11 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b c "Carballo Location Guide". Weather-forecast.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  4. ^ Carballo Family History: Carballo Family Tree & Genealogyhttp://www.ancientfaces.com/research/surname/Carballo/carballo-family-history-and-family-tree#carballo

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