Lauro de Freitas

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Lauro de Freitas

Município de Lauro de Freitas
Aerial view of Lauro de Freitas
Aerial view of Lauro de Freitas
Flag of Lauro de Freitas
Flag
Official seal of Lauro de Freitas
Seal
Location of Lauro de Freitas in Bahia
Location of Lauro de Freitas in Bahia
Lauro de Freitas is located in Brazil
Lauro de Freitas
Lauro de Freitas
Location of Lauro de Freitas in Brazil
Coordinates: 12°53′38″S 38°19′37″W / 12.893889°S 38.326944°W / -12.893889; -38.326944
Country Brazil
RegionNortheast
StateBandeira da Bahia.svg Bahia
FoundedJuly 31, 1962
Government
 • MayorMoema Gramacho
Area
 • Total57.66 km2 (22.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total194,641
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)lauro-freitense
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)

Lauro de Freitas is a municipality in Bahia, Brazil. It covers 57.66 km2 (22.26 sq mi) and a population of 194,641 (2016 est.). Lauro de Freitas has a population density of 3,376 inhabitants per square kilometer. It is located 15 km (9.3 mi) from the state capital of Bahia, Salvador.[1]

Until July 31, 1962 it was a district of Salvador, named Santo Amaro de Ipitanga; after acquiring city status, it changed its name as an homage to politician and engineer Lauro Farani Pedreira de Freitas (1901–1950), who lived there most of his life and died in a plane crash. Vilas do Atlântico, a wealthy neighborhood, is located in Lauro de Freitas.

The city is notable for being the birthplace of famous outsider musician Damião Experiença.

Services[edit]

The monastery of Priorado São Norberto runs the Centro Comunitário Cristo Libertador, which supports various charities throughout the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauro de Freitas" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-02.

Coordinates: 12°53′38″S 38°19′37″W / 12.89389°S 38.32694°W / -12.89389; -38.32694