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Location of Ibirapitanga
|Municipality created||3 August 1961|
|• Total||472.0 km2 (182.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||113 m (371 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (BRT)|
The town was founded in 1915 when José Meneses de Oliveira built his home on the banks of the Cachoeira River, and it came to be known as Cachoeira do Pau. Later the name was changed to Ibirapitanga, a word in the Tupi language for "red wood" that is, Brazilwood.
Ibirapitanga municipality is divided into four parts, the headquarters town of Ibirapitanga, and the rural divisions: Itamarati, Camamuzinho and Novo Horizonte.
Ibirapitanga is bounded by the municipalities of Camamu to the east, Maraú to the southeast, Ubaitaba to the south, Ubatã to the west, Gandu and Piraí do Norte to the north and Igrapiúna to the northeast.
Ibirapitanga's economy is based on cocoa agriculture.
- "Primeiros resultados do Censo 2010: População por município: Bahia" (PDF). Censo Populacional 2010. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 29 November 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2012.
- Ibirapitanga (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- "Ibirapitanga, Bahia: historico". Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE).
- "O Portal da Prefeitura Municipal de Ibirapitanga (The Portal for the Municipality of Ibirapitanga)".
- Assis, Robson. "Fotos de Ibirapitanga (Photos of Ibirapitanga)" (in Portuguese). Potal Férias. Archived from the original on 14 February 2011.
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