Pedra Azul State Park

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Pedra Azul State Park
Parque Estadual de Pedra Azul
Pedra Azul, Espirito Santo.jpg
Pedra Azul in the state park
Map showing the location of Pedra Azul State Park
Map showing the location of Pedra Azul State Park
Nearest cityVenda Nova do Imigrante, Espírito Santo
Coordinates20°24′07″S 41°01′26″W / 20.402°S 41.024°W / -20.402; -41.024Coordinates: 20°24′07″S 41°01′26″W / 20.402°S 41.024°W / -20.402; -41.024
Area1,240 hectares (3,100 acres)
DesignationState park
Created1991

Pedra Azul State Park (Portuguese: Parque Estadual de Pedra Azul) is a state park in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil.

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The Pedra Azul State Park was created in 1991 to protect the natural heritage of the region, and in particular the Pedra Azul (Blue Stone), a granite rock formation reaching a height of 1,822 metres (5,978 ft). The park covers 1,240 hectares (3,100 acres). Temperatures range from about 7.3 to 27.8 °C (45.1 to 82.0 °F). Altitude ranges from 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) at the visitor center to 1,909 metres (6,263 ft) at the peak of Pedra das Flores, the highest point. The park covers parts of the municipalities of Domingos Martins and Vargem Alta.[1] It became part of the Central Atlantic Forest Ecological Corridor, created in 2002.[2]

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  • Lamas, Ivana Reis; Crepaldi, Maria Otávia; Mesquita, Carlos Alberto Bernardo (2015), Uma Rede no Corredor (PDF) (in Portuguese), Conservação Internacional (CI-Brasil), ISBN 978-85-98830-28-5, retrieved 2016-10-22
  • Parque Estadual de Pedra Azul (in Portuguese), Pedra Azul do Aracê, retrieved 2016-05-02