Santo Antônio de Jesus
|Coat of arms|
|Meso-region:||Metropolitana de Salvador|
|Micro-Region:||Santo Antônio de Jesus|
|Founded:||January 1, 1939|
|Location:||12.966/12° 58' 8" S lat.
39.25578/39° 15' 29" W long.
|Name of inhabitants:||Santoantoniense|
Santo Antônio de Jesus (first part, Portuguese meaning "Saint Anthony") is a city in the eastern part of the state of Bahia, Brazil and is located about 187 km west of the capital of Salvador. It serves the capital of the micro-region of the same name and is part of the Metropolitana de Salvador. Its coordinates are 12.966/12° 58' 8" S and the longitude is 39.25578/39° 15' 29" W. It has 86,876 inhabitants and the area is 259.213 km². Its density is 335.2/km² (2006).
It is an important commercial and a service centre in the micro-region and It is attracting big companies to the city such as: Lojas Americanas, Ricardo Eletro and Loja Exclusiva Ortobom. It also features yearly festivals and it attracts tourism.
Santo Antônio de Jesus has schools or collegiates, a high school, churches, banks, supermarkets, squares and parks.
This article incorporates a translation from the Portuguese Wikipedia
- (Portuguese) http://www.citybrazil.com.br/ba/stoantoniojesus/