Check out this beautiful aerial view of Vitória, the capital of Brazil's state of Espírito Santo. Espírito Santo is a largely coastal state, one of the four which make up Brazil's Southeast region. Its capital city is on an island in Vitória's Bay, an estuary formed by several of the region's rivers. Vitória and its surrounding cities form a metropolitan area of a bit under 2 million, representing about half the state's population. Vitória was founded by the Portuguese in the 1500's and is one of the country's wealthiest cities.