Bahia is one of the 26 states of Brazil.
It is located in the northeastern part of the country on the Atlantic coast.
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, first seen by European sailors in 1501.
The name "bahia" is an archaic spelling of the Portuguese word baía, meaning "bay".
For more details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acre_(state)