Place:Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil

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NameCachoeiro de Itapemirim
TypeCity
Coordinates20.85°S 41.117°W
Located inEspírito Santo, Brazil     (1800 - )
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Cachoeiro de Itapemirim (local ) is a municipality and a major town, located in the south of Espírito Santo, Brazil, on the banks of the Itapemirim River. It is the economic hub of southern Espírito Santo, being the most important producer of marble and granite in Brazil. Home to one of the biggest intercity bus companies, it is a very well-connected city. The population is about 210,000. Location: 164km south of Vitória.

The city is served by Cachoeiro de Itapemirim Airport.

History

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Cachoeiro de Itapemirim's first commercial establishment opened in 1853, and in 1889 its first post office and telegram services were begun. Since its early days, transport has played a major role in this town. Since it was established by a waterfall, where it would be impossible to continue the journey up the river, it became an important stop for gold prospectors traveling to Minas Gerais. Many immigrant families which travelled to southern Espírito Santo established in the region.

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