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Full nameLinhares
Official nameThe Municipality of Linhares
Settlement typeMunicipality
StateEspírito Santo
FoundedAugust 22, 1800
MayorGuerino Zanon (PMDB)
Total Area3667.6 sq mi (9501.6 km2)
Elevation108.3 ft (33 m)
Total Population130901 (2008)
Density (pop.)35.1/km2 (90.9/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000)0.757 medium

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Linhares is the name of a municipality in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, 135 km north of the state capital, Vitória. It is the largest municipality by area in the state, at 9,501.6 km2, and has a population of 130,901 people (2008).

The municipality is named in honor of D. Rodrigo de Souza Coutinho, Count of Linhares, who was a minister in the Brazilian government in the first two decades of the 19th century.

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