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Jacobina is a city in the Centro Norte Baiano mesoregion of Bahia. It was founded July 28, 1722 and the population is 78,842.[1][2][3]

Surrounded by mountains, hills, lakes, rivers, springs, and waterfalls, Jacobina markets itself as a destination for lovers of ecological tourism.[citation needed] 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.


  1. ^ population data of the municipality[permanent dead link] (in Portuguese) Retrieved on June 26, 2012
  2. ^ land area (in Portuguese) Retrieved on June 26, 2012
  3. ^ Statistics on the local geographical Archived May 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese) Retrieved on June 26, 2012

Coordinates: 11°10′51″S 40°31′04″W / 11.18083°S 40.51778°W / -11.18083; -40.51778