Castelo, Espírito Santo

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20°36′14″S 41°11′06″W / 20.60389°S 41.18500°W / -20.60389; -41.18500 Castelo a municipality an ceety in the soothwast o the state o Espírito Santo in Brazil. Its population wis 34,704 (2005) an its aurie is 669 km².[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare is information on twa Amerindian tribes inhabitin the aurie afore the colonial era. The main tribe wis cried Puris, an the seicontar, wi less presence, wur the Botocudos. The first nan-native immigration intae the region wis o gowd prospectors who muivit intae the aurie, but this wis a short-livit adventur which bi 1830 haed been abandoned. Efter 1830, local interest turned towards the laund. Middlin-sizit properties wur established uisin slave labour till 1888, when it wis abolished. Suin efter, Italian immigrants frae the neebourin municipality o Alfredo Chaves began tae settle in Castelo. In 1891 Castelo became a destrict o Cachoeiro de Itapemirim an remained pairt o Cachoeiro de Itapemirim till 1928, when it separatit.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castelo is 145 km frae the state caipital Vitória, an staunds at 100 metres abuin sea level. Castelo's borders are: Alfredo Chaves an Domingos Martins (E), Venda Nova do Imigrante an Conceição do Castelo (N), Muniz Freire an Alegre (W) an Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (S).

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castelo is strangly influencit bi Italian immigrants, who mak up the great majority o the municipality's population. This influences the day's tradeetional commemorations, vera hintle Catholic-based in tradeetions like Corpus Christi. This influence is felt in the tradeetional Italian Fowklear dance group an aw, which still practices tradeetional Piemontese dances.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Heichest point in the municipality is the Forno Grande Peak (2039 m), which is the heichest point in the state efter Bandeira Peak an aw, shared wi Minas Gerais.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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