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São Mateus is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo. Its population was 128,542 (estimation 2018) and its area is 2,346 km².[2] São Mateus is located at 36 meters above sea level.

São Mateus, Espírito Santo

Municipality of Espírito Santo
View of São Mateus
View of São Mateus
Flag of São Mateus, Espírito Santo
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Official seal of São Mateus, Espírito Santo
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Location in the state of Espírito Santo and Brazil
Location in the state of Espírito Santo and Brazil
São Mateus, Espírito Santo is located in Brazil
São Mateus, Espírito Santo
São Mateus, Espírito Santo
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 18°42′57″S 39°51′32″W / 18.71583°S 39.85889°W / -18.71583; -39.85889Coordinates: 18°42′57″S 39°51′32″W / 18.71583°S 39.85889°W / -18.71583; -39.85889
CountryBrazil
RegionCentral-West
StateEspírito Santo
Area
 • Total2,346.047 km2 (905.814 sq mi)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2018 est.[2])
 • Total128,542
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Websitewww.saomateus.es.gov.br

It is the second oldest and seventh most populous municipality in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil . São Mateus was founded on 21 of September of 1544, receiving municipal autonomy only in 1764. Originally, it was called Povoado do Cricaré, being renamed in the year 1566 by Father José de Anchieta after Saint Matthew.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (in Portuguese). 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2019. 2018 Area Total
  2. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (PDF) (in Portuguese). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population