To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

Castelo, Espírito Santo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Castelo
Castelo (Espírito Santo).jpg
Flag of Castelo
Flag
Coat of arms of Castelo
Coat of arms
Location in Espírito Santo state
Location in Espírito Santo state
Castelo is located in Brazil
Castelo
Castelo
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°36′14″S 41°11′6″W / 20.60389°S 41.18500°W / -20.60389; -41.18500
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateEspírito Santo
Established25 December 1928
Area
 • Total664 km2 (256 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total37,829
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)

Castelo is a municipality in the southwest of the state of Espírito Santo in Brazil. Its population was 37,829 (2015) and its area is 664 km².[1]

History

There is information on two Amerindian tribes inhabiting the area before the colonial era. The main tribe was called Puris, and the secondary, with less presence, were the Botocudos. The first non-native immigration into the region was of gold prospectors who moved into the area, but this was a short-lived adventure which by 1830 had been abandoned. After 1830, local interest turned towards the land. Medium-sized properties were established using slave labour until 1888, when it was abolished. Soon after, Italian immigrants from the neighbouring municipality of Alfredo Chaves began to settle in Castelo. In 1891 Castelo became a district of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim and remained part of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim until 1928, when it separated.

Location

Castelo is 145 km from the state capital Vitória, and stands at 100 meters above sea level. Castelo's borders are: Alfredo Chaves and Domingos Martins (E), Venda Nova do Imigrante and Conceição do Castelo (N), Muniz Freire and Alegre (W) and Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (S).

The municipality contains the 730 hectares (1,800 acres) Forno Grande State Park, which protects the second highest peak in the state.[2] It also contains the 800 hectares (2,000 acres) Mata das Flores State Park, created in 1992.[3]

Population

Castelo is strongly influenced by Italian immigrants, who make up the great majority of the municipality's population. This influences today's traditional commemorations, very much Catholic-based in traditions like Corpus Christi. This influence is also felt in the traditional Italian Folklore dance group, which still practices traditional Piemontese dances.

Geography

Highest point in the municipality is the Forno Grande Peak (2039 m), which is also the highest point in the state after Bandeira Peak, shared with Minas Gerais.

References

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ Parque Estadual do Forno Grande (in Portuguese), Castelo, archived from the original on 2016-10-25, retrieved 2016-10-25
  3. ^ Parque Estadual de Mata das Flores (in Portuguese), IEMA: Instituto Estadual de Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos, archived from the original on 2016-10-27, retrieved 2016-10-26


This page was last edited on 20 November 2020, at 13:08
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.