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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.

Its population is around 14 million. It is the fourth most populous Brazilian state after São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, and the fifth-largest in size.

The name "bahia" is an archaic spelling of the Portuguese word baía, meaning "bay".

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