Salvador, Bahia

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Salvador
Municipality
O Municipio do
São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos
The Municipality of
Saunt Savior o the Bay o aw Saunts

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Nickname(s): Capital da Alegria (Caipital o happiness), Roma Negra (Black Roum) an Bahia Judia (Jewish Bay).
Motto: Sic illa ad arcam reversa est (An thus the dove returned tae the ark)
Location o Salvador in the State o Bahia
Salvador is located in Brazil
Salvador
Salvador
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 12°58′29″S 38°28′36″W / 12.97472°S 38.47667°W / -12.97472; -38.47667
Kintra Banner o Brazil Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira da Bahia.svg Bahia
Foondit 29 Mairch 1549
Government
 • Mayor João Henrique Carneiro (PMDB)
Area
 • Municipality 706 km2 (273 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality 2,676,606 (3rd)
 • Density 10,176.6/km2 (26,357/sq mi)
 • Metro 3,574,804 (7t)[1]
Time zone UTC-3
Postal Code 40000-000
Area code(s) +55 71
Website Salvador, Bahia

Salvador (Portuguese pronunciation: [sawvaˈdoʁ], Saviour; historic name: São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos, in Scots: "Ceety o the Holy Saviour o the Bay o aw Saunts"[2][3]) is the lairgest ceety on the northeast coast o Brazil an the caipital o the Northeastern Brazilian state o Bahia. Salvador is ent as Brazil's caipital o happiness due tae its easygoin population and coontless popular ootdoor pairties an aw, includin its street carnival.

The first colonial caipital o Brazil, the ceety is ane o the auldest in the Americas. For a lang time, it wis simply kent as Bahia, an appears unner that name (or as Salvador da Bahia, Salvador o Bahia so as tae differentiate it frae ither Brazilian ceeties o the same name) on mony maps an beuks frae afore the mid-20t century. Salvador is the third maist populous Brazilian ceety, efter São Paulo an Rio de Janeiro. The metropolitan aurie o the ceety, wi 3.5 million o fowk, housomeibver, is the seivent maist populous Brazilian urban agglomeration, efter the urban auries o Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Recife an Fortaleza, an the third in Brazilian Northeast Region.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Salvador's sister ceeties are:[4]

Kintra Ceety State / Region Syne
Unitit States Unitit States Seal of Los Angeles, California.svg Los Angeles Flag of California.svg Californie 1962[4]
Portugal Portugal Crest of Lisboa.svg Lisbon Flag of Portugal.svg Lisboa Region 1985[4]
Portugal Portugal Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal (brasões).png Angra do Heroísmo Flag of the Azores.svg Azores 1985[4]
Portugal Portugal CSC.png Cascais Flag of Portugal.svg Lisboa Region 1985[4]
Benin Benin Flag of Benin.svg Cotonou Flag of Benin.svg Littoral Depairtment 1987[4]
Spain Spain Escudo de Pontevedra.svg Pontevedra Flag of Galicia.svg Galicie 1992[4]
Cuba Cuba Escudo de la Habana.svg Havana Flag of Cuba.svg La Havana 1993[4]
Italy Italy Sciacca Sicilian Flag.svg Sicily 2001[4]
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Cheenae 哈尔滨市徽.jpg Harbin Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Heilongjiang 2003[4]
Unitit States Unitit States Seal of Miami, Florida.svg Miami Flag of Florida.svg Florida 2006[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estatistica/populacao/censo2010/populacao_por_municipio.shtm
  2. Brickell, Margaret (July 1991). "If You Only Have a Day in Salvador da Bahia". Cruise Travel 13 (1): 25–26. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  3. Graham, Sandra Lauderdale (2002). Caetana says no: women's stories from a Brazilian slave society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-521-89353-4. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 "Mayor's International Council Sister Cities Program". Salvador, Bahia. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  5. Miami and Salvador are Sister Cities

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