Formosa do Rio Preto

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Formosa do Rio Preto
The Municipality of Formosa do Rio Preto
Localization of the city
Localization of the city
Coordinates: 11°02′52″S 45°11′34″W / 11.04778°S 45.19278°W / -11.04778; -45.19278Coordinates: 11°02′52″S 45°11′34″W / 11.04778°S 45.19278°W / -11.04778; -45.19278
Country Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bahia
Founded December 22, 1961
 • Mayor Manoel Afonso de Araujo (PMN)
 • Total 16,185.171 km2 (6,249.129 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 21,827
 • Density 1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
HDI (2000) 0.646 – medium[2]

Formosa do Rio Preto is the westernmost and largest (by area) city in the Brazilian state of Bahia. It is also the largest in all Northeastern Brazil.