Piúma

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Piúma
Municipality
The Municipality of Piúma
Corujão Beach
Corujão Beach
Flag of Piúma
Flag
Official seal of Piúma
Seal
Nickname(s): "Cidade das Conchas" (City of Shells)
Location of Piúma in the State of Espírito Santo
Location of Piúma in the State of Espírito Santo
Coordinates: 20°50′21″S 40°43′36″W / 20.83917°S 40.72667°W / -20.83917; -40.72667Coordinates: 20°50′21″S 40°43′36″W / 20.83917°S 40.72667°W / -20.83917; -40.72667
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do Espírito Santo.svg Espírito Santo
Founded December 24, 1963
Government
 • Mayor José Ricardo Pereira da Costa (PR)
Area
 • Total 73.504 km2 (28.380 sq mi)
  [1]
Population (2012)
 • Total 18,597
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
  [2]
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.776 – medium[3]
Website www.piuma.es.gov.br

Piúma is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo. Its population was 18,123 (2010) and its area is 74 km², which makes it the smallest municipality of Espírito Santo. Much of the local population make a living from fishing, handicrafts and the cultivation of shellfish, activities benefited from the natural wealth located along the coast. The city is also famous for receiving thousands of tourists during the week of Carnival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE - [1]
  2. ^ "2012 Populational Estimate" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2012. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ [2] UNDP