With an area of 567,295 km², the Brazilian state of Bahia is slightly larger than France. The capital is Salvador da Bahia de todos os Santos. Bahia is the state with the longest Atlantic coast and the highest proportion of black population and thus the state with the largest African influence.
Among the mineral resources of the province are several internationally known gemstone mines and in the hinterland are important sugar cane and tobacco growing areas. (Source: Wikipedia)