Bahia is a state (estado) of northeast Brazil. Its capital is Salvador. Population: 15 millions (2019), the fourth most populous Brazilian state.
It was the first Brazilian piece of land discovered by Europeans in 1500. Place of the first Brazilian capital: Salvador. Bahia has beautiful beaches and great historic and cultural heritage.
View of the Historic Center of Salvador, Brazil. The city, founded in the early 16th century, was one of the biggest in America until 19th century. It was the first city of Brazil and its capital until mid-18th century.
Farol da Barra in Salvador, the first lighthouse in America, constructed in the 17th century.
Beach in Porto Seguro, the place where Brazil was discovered in 1500 by Cabral. The first European settlement in Brazil was established here in 1503.
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