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Linhares

Linhares
Administration
Full nameLinhares
Official nameThe Municipality of Linhares
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateEspírito Santo
FoundedAugust 22, 1800
Government
MayorGuerino Zanon (PMDB)
Geography
Total Area3667.6 sq mi (9501.6 km2)
Elevation108.3 ft (33 m)
Demography
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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