Gandu

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For the 2010 film, see Gandu (film). For the villages in Iran, see Gandu, Iran and Kandu, Iran.
Gandu
Município de Gandu
Municipality
Official seal of Gandu
Seal
Location of Gandu in Bahia
Location of Gandu in Bahia
Gandu is located in Brazil
Gandu
Gandu
Location of Gandu in the Brazil
Coordinates: 13°44′38″S 39°29′13″W / 13.74389°S 39.48694°W / -13.74389; -39.48694Coordinates: 13°44′38″S 39°29′13″W / 13.74389°S 39.48694°W / -13.74389; -39.48694
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira da Bahia.svg Bahia
Founded July 28, 1958
Government
 • Mayor Ivo Sampaio Peixoto (2013–2016)
Area
 • Total 243.15 km2 (93.88 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 33,097
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ganduense
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)

Gandu is a municipality in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil. Gandu covers 243.15 km2 (93.88 sq mi), and has a population of 33,097 with a population density of 140 inhabitants per square kilometer. Gandu has its origin as Fazenda Corujão, a farm purchased in 1912 by José Amado Costa for the cultivation of cocoa. Corujão became a district of the municipality of Ituberá in 1958, and an independent municipality on July 18, 1962. It consists of two districts: Gandu, the seat of the municipality, and Vila Nova Ibiá.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gandu" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-15.