Vitória (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈtɔɾjɐ], Victory), spelled Victória until the 1940s, is the capital of the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. It is located on a small island within a bay where a few rivers meet the sea. It was founded in 1551. The city proper 93 square kilometres (36 square miles) has a population of 358,875 (2015) whilst the Greater Vitória metropolitan area has a population of more than 1,857,616 (2013), the 14th largest in Brazil. Vitória is surrounded by the Vitória's Bay. It is an riverine island. In addition to the main island, Vitória, are part of the municipality another 34 islands and a mainland portion, a total of 93.381 square kilometres (36.05 square miles). Originally there were 50 islands, many of which were added through landfill to the largest island. In 1998, the United Nations rated Vitória as the fourth best state capital in Brazil to live in, rating cities on health, education, and social improvement projects. Among the Brazilian capitals, Vitória has the current second best human development index (HDI) (after Florianópolis) according to a research from Getulio Vargas Foundation. It was considered the 4th best city to live in Brazil by United Nations in 2013 (behind São Caetano do Sul, Águas de São Pedro and Florianópolis) and the highest gross domestic product per capita. Vitória has two major ports: the Port of Vitória and the Port of Tubarão. These ports are part of the largest port complex of the country, which are considered the best in quality of Brazil. Blessed by an incomparable natural beauty, the city is located on a rocky massif, with the central Morro da Fonte Grande (Big Fountains's Hill) and Pedra dos Dois Olhos (Stone with Two Eyes). The city, which lies on the coast, has proximity to the region of mountains of Espírito Santo . The city manages the Trindade and Martim Vaz islands, 1,100 kilometres (680 miles) off the coast, which are important meteorological bases because of its strategic position: located in an area of dispersion of air masses. Vitória is a great tourism destination for those who want to see a beautiful scenery and a city with good life quality. Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport connects Vitória with many Brazilian cities. The city is home to the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES). Wikipedia
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