Marechal Floriano

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Marechal Floriano
Municipality
Location in Espírito Santo  state
Location in Espírito Santo state
Marechal Floriano is located in Brazil
Marechal Floriano
Marechal Floriano
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°24′46″S 40°40′58″W / 20.41278°S 40.68278°W / -20.41278; -40.68278Coordinates: 20°24′46″S 40°40′58″W / 20.41278°S 40.68278°W / -20.41278; -40.68278
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State Espírito Santo
Area
 • Total 285 km2 (110 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 16,127
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)

Marechal Floriano is the capital of a municipality of the same name, in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Once part of the municipality of Domingos Martins, the town of Marechal Floriano separated on October 31, 1991, becoming capital of its own municipality. Marechal Floriano is just over 60 km from Vitória, the capital of the state, and situated in the southeastern Brazilian Highlands. The surrounding municipalities are to the north, Domingos Martins, and to the south, Guarapari and Alfredo Chaves. The capital stands at 544 meters above sea level. Local average temperatures vary between 6 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Its population was 16,127 (2015) and its area is 285 km².[1]

Known locally, and promoted as the "Town of Orchids", it cultivates and sells many such plants. It was given its name in honour of Field Marshal (in Portuguese: "Marechal") Floriano Peixoto, the first vice-president of the Brazilian Republic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]