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Espírito Santo state

Geography

about_espirito_santo_01Espírito Santo covers a total area of 46 180 square kilometres (or 17 830 square miles). Because of its positioning, this state enjoys many different types of vegetation and habitats, which are home to an array of wildlife. These habitats range from lakes and forests to coastal stretches and mangroves. There are doubts as to the origin of the term “Capixaba” is a word from Tupi. It means “cabelo de milho” (Corn Hair) because when the Portuguese arrived they were blonde so their hair reminded the native people of the golden colour of the corn hair. Originally, the “Capixabas” were the individuals born in Vitória only. Lately the term spread to those born anywhere in the state of ES, although the precise gentilic is “espiritossantense”.

Climate

about_espirito_santo_03Espírito Santo enjoys a tropical climate along the coast, with dry winters and wet summers. Where the landscape becomes more mountainous inland, the temperatures naturally drop. Climate is tropical along the coast, with dry winters and rainy summers ,  enjoys a tropical climate along the coast, with dry winters and wet summers. Where the landscape becomes more mountainous inland, the temperatures naturally drop.

 

 

Culture

about_espirito_santo_02Espírito Santo, directly translated to “Holy Spirit” in English, is a Brazilian state situated in the southeast of this intriguing South American country. It was given this name in reference to the Holy Ghost, believed by some Christian religions to be the third part of a trinity God (along with God, himself and His son, Jesus Christ). This is in response to the Catholic religion, introduced by the Europeans during colonisation in the 16th century, which taught the locals Christian doctrines and methods of worship.

Largest Cities

1   Serra – Population   467.318

2   Vila Velha – Population   458.489

3   Vitoria – Population   348.265

National  airport

Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport is located on a land plot of just over 5.2 million square meters (1,300 acres). Since construction of its first step, finished in 1946, Vitória Airport has undergone several expansions and modernizations, but current demand has surpassed its capacity of 560 thousand passengers a year. The passenger terminal is air conditioned, with a constructed area of nearly 4,000 square meters (43,000 sq ft), a check-in concourse, 25 check-in counters and boarding and arrival lounges.

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