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Espírito Santo

Espirito Santo
Administration
Full nameState of Espírito Santo (English: Holy Spirit)
Native name langpt
Settlement typeState
MottoTrabalha e Confia (Portuguese)
"Work and Trust"
CountryBrazil
Government
CapitalVitória
GovernorRenato Casagrande
Vice GovernorGivaldo Vieira|unit_pref=Metric
Geography
Total Area17785.9 sq mi (46077.519 km2)
Area rank23rd
Demography
Total Population3512672 (14th) (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (7th) (0/sq mi)
Demonymcapixaba or espiritossantense
GDP
Year2006 estimate
TotalR$ 52,782,000,000 (11th)
Per capitaR$ 15,236 (5th)
Year2005
Category0.802 - high (6th)
Other information
Time zoneBRT (UTC-03:00)
- Summer (DST)BRST (UTC-02:00)
Postal Code29000-000 to 29990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-ES

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Espírito Santo (-ptisˈpiɾitu ˈsɐ̃tu) is one of the states of southeastern Brazil, often referred to by the abbreviation "ES". Its capital is Vitória and the largest city is Vila Velha. The name of the state means literally "holy spirit" after the Holy Ghost of Christianity. With an extensive coastline (40% of the territory is on the coast), the state has some of the country's main ports but the beaches are the best tourist attractions. Vitória, the capital, is on an island, next to Guarapari, well known by its sands. In the extreme north is the Itaúnas part of the municipality of Conceição da Barra, whose sand dunes and forró are famous. Also on the coast, the typical gastronomy is another attraction with the moquecas capixabas and many fruits from the ocean and seafood. In the country of the state are many natural beauties, such as the parks of Pedra Azul and Alto Caparaó, and the Italian and German colonies.


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