Brazilian State of Espírito Santo
State Capital City: Vitória
State Abbreviation: ES
Espírito Santo is in SE Brazil. #7 on map.
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 Brazil'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.
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Google Map of Espírito Santo
Biggest cities in Espírito Santo
Vila Velha, Serra, Vitória , Cariacica
Official state website: www.es.gov.br (Portuguese)