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Bahia

Brazilian State of Bahia

State Capital City: Salvador

State Abbreviation: BA

Bahia is located in the NE part of Brazil on the Atlanticcoast.#5 on map.

Bahia's capital is the city of Salvador, or more properly, São Salvador daBahia de Todos os Santos and is located at the junction of the AtlanticOcean and the Bay of All Saints, first seen by European sailors in 1501.

The name "bahia" is an archaic spelling of the Portuguese word baía ,meaning "bay".

The state's geographical regions comprise the Atlantic Forest. The Recôncavoregion radiating from the Bay (the largest in Brazil), the site of sugar andtobacco cultivation. And the Planalto, which includes the fabled sertão regionof Bahia's far interior.

Bahia is bordered, in counter clockwise fashion, by Sergipe, Alagoas,Pernambuco and Piauí to the north, Goiás and Tocantins to the west, and MinasGerais and Espírito Santo to the south.

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Largest cities in Bahia

Feira de Santana, Camaçari, Juazeiro, Vitória da Conquista, Salvador

Official state website: www.bahia.ba.gov.br (Portuguese)

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