Carnota

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Concello de Carnota
Situation of Carnota within Galicia
Situation of Carnota within Galicia
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor) Ramón Noceda Caamaño (BNG)
Population (2005)
 • Total (INE)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website www.concellodecarnota.com

Carnota is a municipality of northwestern Spain in the province of A Coruña, autonomous community of Galicia. It belongs to the comarca of Muros. It has an area of 66.4 km², a population of 5285 (2004 estimate) and a population density of 79.59 people/km² It is famous because of its majestic hórreo, granary, the largest one in the world. It has a barrocan syle and is dated back to 1768. Carnota is also very famous for its more than 7km long beach, the longest in all of Galicia. It is also said[who?] to be among the best 100 beaches in the world.

Its name could come from the pre-Celtic word of 'Carn', which means stone.[citation needed]

Hórreo of Carnota

Coordinates: 42°49′16″N 09°05′16″W / 42.82111°N 9.08778°W / 42.82111; -9.08778