Águia Branca

Águia Branca ("white eagle" in English) is a municipality located in the west-central portion of the state of Espírito Santo, in southeastern Brazil. The municipality has a population of 10,065 (2015) and its area is 454 km².[1]

Águia Branca
Flag of Águia Branca
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Coat of arms of Águia Branca
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Location in Espírito Santo state
Location in Espírito Santo state
Águia Branca is located in Brazil
Águia Branca
Águia Branca
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 18°58′58″S 40°44′24″W / 18.98278°S 40.74000°W / -18.98278; -40.74000Coordinates: 18°58′58″S 40°44′24″W / 18.98278°S 40.74000°W / -18.98278; -40.74000
CountryBrazil
RegionSoutheast
StateEspírito Santo
Area
 • Total454 km2 (175 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total10,065
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)

HistoryEdit

It was first colonized by Polish immigrants, in 1928. Polish was widely spoken in the region till the Second World War, when the Brazilian government prohibited education in Polish and German.

GeographyEdit

Located 226 km from the state capital Vitória. Municipalities it shares borders with include: (west) Mantenópolis and Pancas. (north) Barra de São Francisco and Nova Venécia. (south) São Domingos do Norte. (east) São Gabriel da Palha.

The municipality is in a markedly mountainous region of the state, and Águia Branca town looks up at great finger shaped stone peaks which surround the area. Municipal maximum height is at 878m above sea level.

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