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ID: 7005428
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Salvador (inhabited place)  Salvador (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 58 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -12.9667  decimal degrees
Long: 038 29 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -38.4833  decimal degrees

Note: One of nation's oldest cities; occupied by Portuguese & Dutch from 15th-18th cen.; center for slave trade used for sugar industry; exports sugar, tobacco, sisal, hides & cocao; manufactures ships, autos & chemicals; site of many 16th-cen. churches.

Names:
Salvador (preferred,C,V)
São Salvador (C,V)
Bahia (H,V)
Bahía (H,V)
São Salvador de Bahia de Todos os Santos (H,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)
Hierarchy of Salvador (inhabited place)  ....................  Salvador (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Thomé de Sousa of Portugal in 1549
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1889
port (C)
industrial center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since 1551
colonial settlement (H)  ............  colonial capital of Brazil 1549-1763

Sources and Contributors:
Bahía..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-12
Bahia..........  [BHA]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Salvador..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 817
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 369
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 172
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
São Salvador..........  [VP]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-156
São Salvador de Bahia de Todos os Santos..........  [VP]
.................................................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 817
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 817
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 369
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-12; I-156
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 172
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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