Cruz das Almas (translation: Souls' Cross) is a municipality, in the state of Bahia, in Brazil.Founded in 1897,it is home to the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia and is one of the main cities of Bahia. In 2017, it had a population of 64.932 inhabitants. Its climate is tropical, hot and humid. The economy is based on agriculture, especially tobacco, orange and cassava production.It is home too of the Embrapa Cassava and Tropical Fruits Cruz das Almas is well known for its Saint John Festival in June, where fireworks are used as "espadas" in a very beautiful but dangerous game.
Famous persons includes Sertão, a pugilist champion for the of boxing in feather weight.
City hall of Cruz das Almas, Bahia