Pilão Arcado

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Pilão Arcado

Município de Pilão Arcado
Flag of Pilão Arcado
Flag
Official seal of Pilão Arcado
Seal
Location of Pilão Arcado in Bahia
Location of Pilão Arcado in Bahia
Pilão Arcado is located in Brazil
Pilão Arcado
Pilão Arcado
Location of Pilão Arcado in Brazil
Coordinates: 10°00′10″S 42°30′14″W / 10.00278°S 42.50389°W / -10.00278; -42.50389Coordinates: 10°00′10″S 42°30′14″W / 10.00278°S 42.50389°W / -10.00278; -42.50389
Country Brazil
RegionNortheast
StateBandeira da Bahia.svg Bahia
Founded1810
Government
 • MayorJoão Ubiratan Queiroz Lima
Area
 • Total11,731.5 km2 (4,529.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total35,255
 • Density3.0/km2 (7.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pilão-arcadense
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)

Pilão Arcado is a municipality in the state of Bahia in the North-East region of Brazil. Pilão Arcado covers 11,731.5 km2 (4,529.6 sq mi), and has a population of 35,255 with a population density of 3 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Pilão Arcado was originally inhabited by indigenous people of the Mocoase and Acoroase ethnic groups. The first Portuguese inhabitants came from the Guerreiro e Bernardo family, both of Portuguese nobility. A chapel named Santo Antônio do Pilão Arcado and a parish of the same name were established in 1771. The municipality fell into violence between 1842 and 1848. War was declared between the families of Militão Plácido de França Antunes and Captain Bernardo José Guerreiro. The conflict ended on August 1, 1848 with the death of the final adult son of the Guerreiro family. Fighting between the families occurred in both Pilão Arcado and nearby Sento Sé.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pilão Arcado" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica. 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  2. ^ Kidd, Elizabeth W. (2013). "Militão and the Guerreiros: Local Feuds, Long Memories, and Brazil's Struggle to Control the São Francisco River" (PDF). The Americas. Academy of American Franciscan History. 70 (1): 9–32. doi:10.1017/s0003161500002868. Retrieved 2015-08-20.

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