Cruz das Almas

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Cruz das Almas
Municipality
Landscape of the city,Rectory Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia,Home to the EMBRAPA Cassava and Tropical Fruits,Town Hall,Saint John Festival and Mother Church
Landscape of the city,Rectory Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia,Home to the EMBRAPA Cassava and Tropical Fruits,Town Hall,Saint John Festival and Mother Church
Flag of Cruz das Almas
Flag
Coat of arms of Cruz das Almas
Coat of arms
Location in Bahia state
Location in Bahia state
Cruz das Almas is located in Brazil
Cruz das Almas
Cruz das Almas
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: Coordinates: 12°40′12″S 39°06′07″W / 12.67000°S 39.10194°W / -12.67000; -39.10194
Country Brazil
RegionNortheast Region
StateBahia
MesoregionMetropolitana de Salvador
Government
 • MayorOrlando Peixoto Pereira Filho (PT)
Area
 • Total145.74 km2 (56.27 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total64,932
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneBRT (UTC-3)
Postal code44380000
Websitewww.cruzdasalmas.ba.gov.br

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.

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Year Population
2017 64,932

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Famous persons includes Sertão, a pugilist champion for the of boxing in feather weight.

City hall of Cruz das Almas, Bahia

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