Surrounded by mountains, hills, lakes, rivers, springs, and waterfalls, Jacobina markets itself as a destination for lovers of ecological tourism. Located in the northwest region of Bahia, in the extreme north of the Chapada Diamantina, Jacobina is 330 kilometers from Salvador and is also known as 'City of Gold', a legacy of the gold mines which attracted the pioneers from São Paulo in the early seventeenth century.
- population data of the municipality[permanent dead link] ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese) Retrieved on June 26, 2012
- land area ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese) Retrieved on June 26, 2012
- Statistics on the local geographical Archived May 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Portuguese) Retrieved on June 26, 2012
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