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Coast of São Paulo State, from Santos to Ilhabela, Brazil

23.7S 45.3W

December 21st, 2011 Category: Mountains

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This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image stretches along the coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, from the city of Santos (left edge) to the archipelago of Ilhabela (Portuguese for Beautiful Island, near the right edge).

Ilhabela is an archipelago and city situated 4 miles off the coast of São Paulo state, in Brazil. The island is 205 km from the city of São Paulo and 340 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The largest island, although commonly called Ilhabela, is officially named Ilha de São Sebastião (St. Sebastian Island). The islands in total cover 348 km2.

The city of Santos is divided into two distinct geographic areas: the islands and the continental area. Santos partially lies on the island of São Vicente (Saint Vincent). It includes a flat area – Plain Coastal extension of the State of São Paulo – which has altitudes that rarely go above twenty meters above sea level, and an area composed of isolated hills called the Mass of São Vicente, whose height does not exceed 200 meters above sea level. Many ships can be seen in the waters approaching the city.


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