Cachoeiro de Itapemirim

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Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
Municipality
Município de Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
Municipality of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
Montages of the city Cachoeiro de Itapemirim. Top left: Sunset in River Itapemirim, Top right: View of Center of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Middle left: St. Peter's Cathedral, Middle right: River Itapemirim, Bottom left: Night view of Iron Bridge Demisthóclides Baptista, Bottom right: Fátima Square.
Montages of the city Cachoeiro de Itapemirim. Top left: Sunset in River Itapemirim, Top right: View of Center of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Middle left: St. Peter's Cathedral, Middle right: River Itapemirim, Bottom left: Night view of Iron Bridge Demisthóclides Baptista, Bottom right: Fátima Square.
Flag of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
Flag
Official seal of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
Seal
Localization in Espírito Santo
Localization in Espírito Santo
Cachoeiro de Itapemirim is located in Brazil
Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
Localization in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°50′56″S 41°06′46″W / 20.84889°S 41.11278°W / -20.84889; -41.11278Coordinates: 20°50′56″S 41°06′46″W / 20.84889°S 41.11278°W / -20.84889; -41.11278
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do Espírito Santo.svg Espírito Santo
Founded November 11, 1890
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Prefeitura da Cidade de Cachoeiro de Itapemirim
 • Mayor Carlos Roberto Casteglione Dias (PT (2013–2016))
Area
 • Total 876.792 km2 (338.531 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 209,878
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 216.6/km2 (561/sq mi)
Demonym Cachoeirense
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Area code(s) +55 28

Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (local Portuguese pronunciation: [kaʃuˈe(j)ɽu ˌdʒiːtapemiˈɾĩj]) is a municipality and a major town, located in the south of Espírito Santo, Brazil, on the banks of the Itapemirim River. It is the economic hub of southern Espírito Santo, being the most important producer of marble and granite in Brazil. Home to one of the biggest intercity bus companies, it is a very well-connected city. The population is about 210,000. Location: 164km south of Vitória.

The city is served by Cachoeiro de Itapemirim Airport.

History[edit]

Cachoeiro de Itapemirim's first commercial establishment opened in 1853, and in 1889 its first post office and telegram services were begun. Since its early days, transport has played a major role in this town. Since it was established by a waterfall, where it would be impossible to continue the journey up the river, it became an important stop for gold prospectors traveling to Minas Gerais. Many immigrant families which travelled to southern Espírito Santo established in the region.

Transport[edit]

The railway line to Rio de Janeiro was completed in 1900, allowing both cultural and economical influence from the latter. In 1911 the railway to Vitória was completed, strengthening links to the north. The city is nicknamed A capital oculta do mundo, meaning "the secret capital of the world".

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