Piúma

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Piúma
Municipality
The Municipality of Piúma
Corujão Beach
Corujão Beach
Flag of Piúma
Nickname: 
"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
RegionSoutheast
StateBandeira do Espírito Santo.svg Espírito Santo
FoundedDecember 24, 1963
Government
 • MayorJosé Ricardo Pereira da Costa (PR)
Area
 • Total73.504 km2 (28.380 sq mi)
 [1]
Population
 (2020 [2])
 • Total22,053
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2000)0.776 – medium[3]
Websitewww.piuma.es.gov.br

Piúma is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo. Its population was 22,053 (2020) 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.

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