Município de Gandu
Location of Gandu in Bahia
|Founded||July 28, 1958|
|• Mayor||Ivo Sampaio Peixoto (2013–2016)|
|• Total||243.15 km2 (93.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|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.
- "Gandu" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
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