Bahia (Portuguese pronunciation: [baˈi.ɐ])[2] is ane o the 26 states o Brazil, an is locatit in the northeastren pairt o the kintra on the Atlantic coast. It is the fowert maist populous Brazilian state efter São Paulo, Minas Gerais an Rio de Janeiro, an the fift-lairgest in size. Bahia's caipital is the ceety o Salvador, or mair properly, São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, an is locatit at the junction o the Atlantic Ocean an the Bay o Aw Saunts, first seen bi European sailors in 1501. The name "bahia" is an airchaic spellin o the Portuguese wird baía, meanin "bay".


Estado da Bahia
State o Bahia
Banner o Bahia
Coat of airms o Bahia
Coat airms
Location o the State o Bahia in Brazil
Location o the State o Bahia in Brazil
Kintra Brazil
Caipital an lairgest ceetySalvador
 • GovrenorJaques Wagner
 • Vice GovrenorEdmundo Pereira Santos
 • Total564692 km2 (218,029 sq mi)
Area rank5t
 (2010 census)[1]
 • Total14,021,432
 • Rank4t
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
 • Density rank12t
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 96,559,000,000 (6th)
 • Per caipitaR$ 6,922 (19t)
 • Year2005
 • Category0.742 – medium (19t)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal code
40000-000 to 48990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-BA


  1. Censo 2010: população do Brasil é de 190.732.694 pessoas
  2. In Brazilian Portuguese. In European Portuguese the pronunciation is [bɐˈi.ɐ]. The H is no pronooncit, an the stress is on the i.

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