Candeias, Bahia

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Candeias is a municipality in Brazil, in the state of Bahia. It is located 46 kilometres (29 mi) to the north of Salvador, the capital of Bahia. The town is near the BR-324 motorway. The town has a current population of 89,419 (2013 estimate).[1]

With the 6th-highest GDP in Bahia, its major economics activities are the port of Aratu which is one of the most important of the country. The town is based next to the second-biggest oil refinery of the country, Landulfo Alves refinery.[citation needed]

Its GDP is R$ 1,698,526,384 (US$ 1,081,863,939) and its HDI is 0.719.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "IBGE - Censo Brasileiro 2013" (HTML). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). Retrieved 30 Sep 2013.

Coordinates: 12°40′04″S 38°33′03″W / 12.66778°S 38.55083°W / -12.66778; -38.55083