Itapagipe Peninsula

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Itapagipe Peninsula
Península de Itapagipe
Praia da Ribeira 2.jpg
Map showing the location of Itapagipe Peninsula
Location Northeast Region, Brazil,  Brazil
Coordinates 12°55′S 38°30′W / 12.917°S 38.500°W / -12.917; -38.500Coordinates: 12°55′S 38°30′W / 12.917°S 38.500°W / -12.917; -38.500
Offshore water bodies Atlantic Ocean, Baía de Todos os Santos

The Itapagipe Peninsula is a peninsula located in the city of Salvador, capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. The peninsula comprises Administrative Region III, including the neighborhoods of Alagados, Boa Viagem beach, Bonfim, Monte Serrat, Ribeira, Uruguai, Mares, Roma, Caminho de Areia, Vila Ruy Barbosa, and Massaranduba, among others.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Itapagipe" comes from the Tupi language and means "place of the stone in the river" (ita, stone + paba, place + 'y, river + pe, in).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NAVARRO, E. A. Método moderno de tupi antigo. 3ª edição. São Paulo. Global. 2003. 463 p.