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Vila Velha

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.
Vila Velha is a coastal town in Espirito Santo, Brazil. It lies across from Vitoria, the state capital, and has a population of 394,800 in 2005. Its area is about 211 square kilometers. Vila Velha forms part of the Greater Vitoria metropolitan area. To the north is Vitoria, to the west Cariacica and Viana, to the south Guarapari, and to the east the Atlantic Ocean. Vila Velha is the oldest township in Espirito Santo, having been founded on the 23rd of May, 1535. It was founded by Vasco Fernandes Coutinho and was then the capital of Espirito Santo.

Vila Velha is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Central America worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Central America.

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