less than 1 minute read


Salvador, or Bahia (pop. 2,056,000), third largest city in Brazil, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. An Atlantic port, Salvador's main industries include food and tobacco processing, textile manufacturing, petrochemical production, and oil exploration equipment. Its exports include cacao, fruit and fruit juices, petroleum, sugar, tobacco and vegetable oils. Founded in 1549, Salvador is the home of the University of Bahia, the Catholic University, and the city's 16th-century cathedral.

See also: Brazil.

Additional topics

21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Sade, Marquis de to Satire