Campo Formoso

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Campo Formoso
Município de Campo Formoso
Location of Campo Formoso in Bahia
Location of Campo Formoso in Bahia
Campo Formoso is located in Brazil
Campo Formoso
Campo Formoso
Location of Campo Formoso in the Brazil
Coordinates: 10°30′32.04″S 40°19′14.88″W / 10.5089000°S 40.3208000°W / -10.5089000; -40.3208000Coordinates: 10°30′32.04″S 40°19′14.88″W / 10.5089000°S 40.3208000°W / -10.5089000; -40.3208000
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira da Bahia.svg Bahia
Founded July 28, 1880
 • Mayor Eurico Soares (PSD) (2013–2016)
 • Total 7,258.68 km2 (2,802.59 sq mi)
Elevation 566 m (1,857 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 71,900
 • Density 9.9/km2 (26/sq mi)
Demonym(s) campo-formosense
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)

Campo Formoso is a municipality in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil. Campo Formoso covers 7,258.68 km2 (2,802.59 sq mi), and has a population of 71,900 with a population density of 9.9 inhabitants per square kilometer.[1] It is about 248 miles from Bahia's capital Salvador. It is famous for the gems, rare stones and caves that are abundant in the area and it is the host of the cement factory, Cimpor. The city is surrounded by green mountains, and on the edge of one of them there are four transmission towers which allow the population to be connected to the Internet, TV, cable TV, wireless and phone. Campo Formoso has hot weather with temperatures of about 25 °C.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Campo Formoso" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2009.