Bahia is a state in the northeast area of Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean coast.
State of Bahia
"Per ardua surgo"
(Pela dificuldade venço)
|Coordinates: 12°59′S 38°31′W / 12.983°S 38.517°WCoordinates: 12°59′S 38°31′W / 12.983°S 38.517°W|
|Capital and largest city||Salvador|
|• Governor||Jaques Wagner|
|• Vice Governor||Edmundo Pereira Santos|
|• Total||567,295 km2 (219,034 sq mi)|
|• Density||25/km2 (64/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||12th|
|• Year||2006 estimate|
|• Total||R$ 137,075,000,000 (6th)|
|• Per capita||R$ 9,779.26 (19th)|
|• Category||3.913 <very high>|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (BRT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (BRST)|
40000-000 to 48990-000
|ISO 3166 code||BR-BA|
The capital city of Bahia is Salvador. Other cities where many people live are Feira de Santana, Vitória da Conquista, Itabuna, Ilhéus, and Juazeiro. Almost all of Bahia is 200 m above the sea level. The São Francisco River is the longest river in Bahia. Salvador was the capital of Brazil from 1549 until 1763.
Bahia is the sixth richest Brazilian state. The economy of Bahia is based on industry, agriculture, animal husbandry, tourism, mining and services.
Bahia is said to have the greatest and most African influence, in terms of culture and customs, in Brazil. Some of these are the martial art of capoeira and African-derived music such as samba, afoxé, and axé.
Acarajé is a popular street food. It is one of the symbols of the culture of Bahia.
|States of Brazil|
|Acre | Alagoas | Amapá | Amazonas | Bahia | Ceará | Espírito Santo | Goiás | Maranhão | Mato Grosso | Mato Grosso do Sul | Minas Gerais | Pará | Paraíba | Paraná | Pernambuco | Piauí | Rio de Janeiro | Rio Grande do Norte | Rio Grande do Sul | Rondônia | Roraima | Santa Catarina | São Paulo | Sergipe | Tocantins|
|Federal district: Distrito Federal|