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Salvador
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Salvador da Bahia, or in full, Sao Salvador da Baía de Todos os Santos, or in literal translation: Holy Savior of All Saints Bayis a city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia. The city is one of the oldest in Brazil and in the New world, and was for a long time also known as Bahia, and appears under that name, or as Salvador da Bahia, Salvador of Bahia so as to differentiate it from other Brazilian cities of the same name on many maps and books from before the mid 20th century.

Salvador is the third most populous Brazilian city, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and it is the most populous city in Northeastern Brazil. It is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture. Its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in the northeastern region. Over 80% of the population of Salvador is of Black African origin, and African influence in all cultural aspects of the city turns it into the epicenter of Negro culture in Brazil. The historical center of the Salvador, frequently called the Pelourinho, is rich in historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The city is also home to the Federal University of Bahia.

The Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport connects Salvador with Brazilian cities and also operates international flights.

The best of Rome at: www.bahia-online.net



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