Presidente Kennedy, Espírito Santo

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Presidente Kennedy, Espírito Santo
The Municipality of Presidente Kennedy
Marobá Beach
Marobá Beach
Flag of Presidente Kennedy, Espírito Santo
Nickname(s): "terra do extremo sul" (extremy south land)
Motto: "Antes sonho agora realidade" (Before, a dream, now, a reality)
Location of Presidente Kennedy in the State of Espírito Santo
Location of Presidente Kennedy in the State of Espírito Santo
Coordinates: 21°05′56″S 41°02′48″W / 21.09889°S 41.04667°W / -21.09889; -41.04667Coordinates: 21°05′56″S 41°02′48″W / 21.09889°S 41.04667°W / -21.09889; -41.04667
Country  Brazil
State Bandeira do Espírito Santo.svg Espírito Santo
Region Southeast
Founded December 11, 1953
 • Mayor Amanda Quinta Rangel (SDD, 2013-2016)
 • Total 583.9 km2 (225.4 sq mi)
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 11,221
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.674 – medium[3]

Presidente Kennedy is a coastal municipality located in the southernmost portion Brazilian state of Espírito Santo. It covers 583.9 km2 (225.4 sq mi), and has a population of 11,221 with a population density of 19 inhabitants per square kilometer.[4] It is located at 55 meters above sea level. It was named after U.S. president John F. Kennedy, in a tribute to his persona. The city received donations from Alliance for Progress plan.[5]

In recent years, an oil well was discovered in the ocean just in front of the city who was awarded with a heat economy. The oil is under the pre-salt layer. Companies such as the Chinese Baosteel [6][not in citation given] operate in the city, and a new seaport is under construction.[7]

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