Location of Carballo
|Comarca||Comarca de Bergantiños|
|• Alcalde||Evencio Ferrero Rodríguez (BNG)|
|• Total||186.09 km2 (71.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Official language(s)||Spanish, Galician|
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 
Other places close to Carballo
Close to Carballo : Beaches, Mountains
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 
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
Origin of name
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.
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