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Vitória

(vētô`rēə), city (1996 pop. 263,708), capital of Espírito Santo state, E Brazil, on an island in Espírito Santo Bay of the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of Brazil's chief ore ports and is linked by rail with rich iron deposits at Itabira, in Minas Gerais state. Besides processing ore, the city produces cacao, grains, alcohol, molasses, coffee, furniture, and paper bags. By the early 1990s, oil in Espírito Santo Bay had been discovered but not yet exploited. Vitória was founded in 1535 as a defensive position against the indigenous peoples. The city repelled several French attacks and the English pirate Thomas Cavendish (late 16th cent.), as well as an attempted Dutch invasion in 1625.
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a city in southeastern Brazil; administrative center of the state of Espírito Santo. Located on the mainland and two islands at the mouth of the Gulf of Espirito Santo. Population 121,800 (1968). Vitória is an important port for the export of iron and manganese ores (from the Itabira region), monazite sand (from the Vitoria region), and coffee. Vitória has a cotton textile industry (including a large sack factory) and food-processing and leather and footwear industries.

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Francisco de. ?1486--1546, Spanish theologian, sometimes considered the father of international law. He criticized Spanish colonial policy in the New World and argued that war was only defensible in certain strictly defined circumstances

Vitoria

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a city in NE Spain: scene of Wellington's decisive victory (1813) over Napoleon's forces in the Peninsular War. Pop.: 223 257 (2003 est.)
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