Place:Bahia, Brazil

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NameBahia
TypeState
Coordinates11°S 42°W
Located inBrazil
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Inhabited place
Acajutiba
Aiquara
Alagoinhas ( 1800 - )
Alcobaça
Amargosa
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Angical
Antas
Aporá
Araci
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Aratuípe
Baixa Grande
Barra da Estiva
Barra do Mendes
Barra
Barreiras
Belmonte
Bom Jesus da Lapa
Brejões
Brotas de Macaúbas
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Buerarema
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Cachoeira
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Casa Nova
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Cipó
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Conceição do Almeida
Conceição do Coité
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Coribe
Correntina
Cotegipe
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Curuçá
Cícero Dantas
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Encruzilhada
Entre Rios
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Euclides da Cunha
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Floresta Azul
França
Gabiarra
Gabriel
Galheirão
Gentio do Ouro
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Iguaí
Ilhéus ( 1532 - )
Inhambupe
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Irará
Irecê
Itaberaba
Itabuna ( 1800 - )
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Itagi
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Itamaraju
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Itiúba
Itororó
Ituaçu
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Jacaraci
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Jacuípe
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Jaguaripe
Jandaíra
Jequié ( 1850 - )
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Jiquiricá
Jitaúna
Juazeiro ( 1800 - )
Laje
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Livramento do Brumado
Luis Eduardo Magalhaes
Macajuba
Macarani
Macaúbas
Mairi
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Maragogipe
Maraú
Mata de São João
Medeiros Neto
Miguel Calmon
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Muritiba
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Nazaré
Nilo Peçanha
Nova Soure
Olindina
Oliveira dos Brejinhos
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Riacho de Santana
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Ribeira do Amparo
Ribeira do Pompal
Rio Real
Rio de Contas
Ruy Barbosa
Salto da Divisa
Salvador ( 1549 - )
Santa Bábara
Santa Cruz Cabrália
Santa Cruz da Vitória
Santa Inês
Santa Maria da Vitória
Santa Teresinha
Santaluz
Santana
Santo Amaro
Santo Antônio de Jesus
Santo Estêvão
Sapeaçu
Saúde
Senhor do Bonfim
Sento Sé
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São Filipe
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São Roque do Paraguaçu
São Timóteo
Tanquinho
Taperoá
Teixeira de Freitas
Tremedal
Tucano
Uauá
Ubaitaba
Ubatã
Ubaíra
Una
Urandi
Uruçuca
Valente
Valença
Vitória da Conquista ( 1800 - )
Xique-Xique
Municipality
Santa Rita de Cássia
Unknown
Abadia
Abrantes
América Dourada
Antônio Cardoso
Araçás
Argoim
Aritaguá
Açu da Torre
Baixão
Banco da Vitória
Barracão
Barro Vermelho
Barão de Bom Jardim
Belo Campo
Bento Simões
Biritinga
Bom Despacho
Bonfim da Feira
Boninal
Brejinho
Brejolândia
Bucuituba
Cajueiro
Cajuí
Camurugi
Castro Alves
Ceraíma
Conceição da Feira
Conde
Coquinhos
Cruz das Almas
Curralinho
Dom Macedo Costa
Encarnação do Passé
Estiva
Formosa do Rio Prêto
Gavião
Governador Mangabeira
Guerém
Guiné
Humildes
Ibó
Iguape
Ipuaçu
Itaparica
Jacurama
Jibóia
José Gonçalves
João Amaro
Juremal
Lauro de Freitas
Lustosa
Madre de Deus
Manga
Maria Quitéria
Maricoabo
Mataripe
Monte Cruzeiro
Monte Gordo
Monte do Recôncavo
Najé
Nova Viçosa
Oliveira dos Campinhos
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Outeiro Redondo
Palame
Patamuté
Pedra Branca
Pedrão
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Povoação Wagner
Píçarrão
Remédios
Riachão de Jacuípe
Riachão de Utinga
Ribeira de Pombal
Ribeiro do Amparo
Rio Branco
Rio Fundo
Rio da Dona
Rui Barbosa
Salinas da Margarida
Santa Bárbara
Santa Luzia
Santa Terezinha
Saubara
Seabra
Serra Dourada
Serra Grande
São Desidério
São Felipe
São Francisco do Conde
São Félix
São Miguel das Matas
São Sebastião do Passé
São Simão
Sítio do Mato
Tartaruga
Tiquaruçu
Umburanas
Utinga
Velha Boipeba
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Vera Cruz
Vila Rica
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Água Quente
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Bahia (local pronunciation: ) is one of the 26 states of Brazil, and is located in the eastern part of the country on the Atlantic coast. It is the fourth most populous Brazilian state after São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, and the fifth-largest in size. Bahia's capital is the city of Salvador, or more properly, São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, and is located at the junction of the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of All Saints, officially first seen by European sailors in 1501. The name "bahia" is an archaic spelling of the Portuguese word baía, meaning "bay".

History

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The Portuguese Pedro Álvares Cabral landed at what is now Porto Seguro City, on the southern coast of Bahia in 1500, and claimed the territory for Portugal. In 1549, Portugal established the city of Salvador, on a hill facing the Bay of All Saints. The city and surrounding captaincy served as the administrative and religious capital of Portugal's colonies in the Americas until 1763. The Dutch tried to hold control of Bahia but were defeated, only being able to seize Pernambuco. Charles Darwin visited Bahia in 1832 on his famous voyage on the Beagle.

The state was also the last area of Brazil to join the independent confederation. Some members in the elite remained loyal to the Portuguese crown after the rest of the country was granted independence. After several battles, mostly in Pirajá, the province was finally able to expel the Portuguese on July 2, 1823, known as Bahia Independence Day, a great popular celebration. In the state there is an ongoing discussion about the exact moment of Brazilian independence, because for almost all baianos, it really happened in Bahia with the battles, and not on September 7, when the Emperor, Pedro I, declared independence.

Bahia was a center of sugar cultivation from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and contains a number of historic towns, such as Cachoeira, dating from this era. Integral to the sugar economy was the importation of a vast number of African slaves; more than 37% of all slaves taken from Africa were sent to Brazil, mostly to be processed in Bahia before being sent to work in plantations elsewhere in the country. Bahia was also the site in 1835 of one of the most important urban slave rebellions in the Americas, of particular note because it was the only predominantly Muslim slave revolt in the history of the New World. The oldest Roman Catholic cathedral and the first medical college in the country are located in Bahia's capital, which also has one of the highest percentage of churches of any state capital in Brazil. The Catholic Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Geraldo Majella Agnelo is the Primate of Brazil. O Arcebispo de Salvador e primaz do Brazil, atualmente é Dom Murilo Krieger, e Dom Geraldo Majella Arcebispo emérito.

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