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Municipality and town
Bahia Municip Marau.svg
Country  Brazil
Region Nordeste
State Bahia
 • Total 774.447 km2 (299.016 sq mi)

Maraú is a town and municipality in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4] . The municipality is located in a peninsula called "Península de Maraú", physiographic area called "Região Cacaueira" (cocoa region). The city is rich in minerals, especially oil shale gypsum and oil.


The town originally called "Mayrahú" has its origin in a village of Indians called "Mayra". No one knows about the disappearance of the Indian tribe, nor to which branch he belonged. It was discovered in 1705 by Italian Capuchin friars who gave him the name "São Sebastião de Mayrahú" (St. Sebastian of Mayrahú). In 1938 became city. Maraú has beautiful beaches of rare beauty and clear water distributed to their various villages. It also has dozens of islands, waterfalls, mangroves ... His best-known villages are: Barra Grande, Saquaíra, Taipus de Fora and Algodões



Taipus de Fora
  • Algodões;
  • Arandí;
  • Barra;
  • Cassange;
  • Mangueira;
  • Piracanga;
  • Saquaíra;
  • Três Coqueiros;
  • Taipús de Fora;
  • Campinho.

See also[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: 14°06′10″S 39°00′54″W / 14.10278°S 39.01500°W / -14.10278; -39.01500