Aporá

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Location of Aporá in the state of Bahia.
The main city square.

Aporá is a municipality in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4]

The city population was 17 085 and its area is 572 km² (29.36 inhabitants per km²) according to the 2002 census. Aporá was emancipated from the municipality of Inhambupe on 14 August 1958 by municipal Resolution 89, and Aporá was created by Resolution 1021, signed on the same date.

To the north it is bordered by Crisópolis, to the south and west by Inhambupe, to the east by Esplanada, the northeast by Acajutiba, the northwest by Olindina and the southeast by Entre Rios.

Folklore[edit]

Two books recounting histories, legends and stories about Aporá have been published. One was a work written by the pupils of the city's Golden College, titled "Basic Information on Aporá", and the other is called "Ao Lusco Fusco" (At Twilight), from author Selma Oliveira de Mendonça, in which she describes the origins of the name "Aporá" and presents traditional legends and customs of the city. A famous legend in the local folklore is the "Serpent of the Lagoon", the story of a newborn rejected by its mother, who throws it in a lagoon, and later summoned by a priest to come out of the waters, raising instead as a fire-breathing serpent that attacks the neglectful mother.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 

Coordinates: 11°39′36″S 38°04′51″W / 11.66000°S 38.08083°W / -11.66000; -38.08083