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ID: 1001834
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bahia (state)  Bahia (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -12.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 042 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -42.0000  decimal degrees

Note: First explored by Portuguese in early 16th cen.; in 19th cen., coffee & sugar production began on a large scale; terrain varies from swamp land to sandy areas; many people in region practice rituals of candomblé, a regional form of Roman Catholicism.

Names:
Bahia (preferred,C,V)
Estado da Bahia (C,V)
Baía (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Nordeste (region (geographic))  ............  Nordeste (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Bahia (state)  ................  Bahia (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bahia..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 801
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-12
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 19
Baía..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Estado da Bahia..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 801
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2013
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-12
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 19
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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