Sobradinho

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Sobradinho
Municipality
Sobradinho is located in Brazil
Sobradinho
Sobradinho
Coordinates: 09°28′00″S 40°49′00″W / 9.46667°S 40.81667°W / -9.46667; -40.81667Coordinates: 09°28′00″S 40°49′00″W / 9.46667°S 40.81667°W / -9.46667; -40.81667
Country  Brazil
State Bahia
Area
 • Total 1.324 km2 (0.511 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 38,000
Time zone UTC-3

Sobradinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [sʊbɾɐˈdʒĩɲu]) is a municipality located in the state of Bahia, in Brazil. It has a population of approximately 38,000 with a land area of 1.324 km2 (0.5 sq mi). Once part of the municipality of Juazeiro it grew with the construction of the Sobradinho Dam and the flooding of the huge Sobradinho Reservoir. With the creation of the reservoir, the inhabitants of four cities and thirty villages had to leave their homes. In all 11,853 families (more than 70 thousand people) abandoned the old towns before the end of 1977. Of this total, 5,806 families remained in rural lots around the lake and 3,851 families moved to the new towns, including Sobradinho.

Panorama of the city of Sobradinho, the Sobradinho Dam, and the Sobradinho Reservoir.

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