Talk:Salvador, Bahia

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Many great links for the city: Just a few more here ...

Here is one, more official one (Emtursa - the official city tourism agency):

One main local newspaper, A Tarde, with local coverage (in Portuguese):

Official carnival site for the Carnaval da Bahia in Salvador:

Would be very good to take away the foto with the skyline, it is simply not Salvador, it is Panama City, Panama ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:57, 10 September 2009 (UTC)


i have several good quality photos of some of the landmarks of slavador, which could be added to the section on modern slavador: should i add them?; can i post them here first so that the community can decide which one to add to the main page?; how do i officaly release them into the public domian?

If they are your own photos, just upload them with {{PD}} in the description text.

-- Infrogmation 04:04, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)

- Hello. Under the transportation section, there is a picture of a bus on the left side of the page. The caption to the photo reads "A typical public bus with air conditioning. Many old buses are being renewed by these type." This should read instead "~~Many older buses are being replaced by this type." I can't figure out where to change it. Hope this helps. ~DocTy — Preceding unsigned comment added by DocTy (talkcontribs) 02:51, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Photographic coverage of the city´s most important touristic attractions, historic places, cultural events and celebrations on the website:

Proposed move: Salvador, Brazil, to Salvador[edit]

Rationale: a pretty simple case of primary topic disambiguation, looking at the list currently on display at Salvador (which would have to be moved to Salvador (disambiguation). Hajor 3 July 2005 06:15 (UTC)
Done. Talrias (t | e | c) 11:18, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Salvador moved back to Salvador, Brazil[edit]

This page wants move back to Salvador, Brazil, all of the redirect articles will redirect to Salvador, Brazil. Salvador will be redirect to Salvador (disambiguation).

Redirect articles to Salvador transfer to Salvador, Brazil[edit]

All of redirect articles to Salvador will be transfer to Salvador, Brazil.

To: Editor named Spiesr[edit]


I would like to ask why it is that you removed the external links for CyArk on various Wikipedia pages, including Deadwood and Salvador De Bahia. Cyark is a nonprofit hi-definition heritage network employing 3D laser scanning at UNESCO sites worldwide for educational purposes, and has partnerships with prominent University and national institutions worldwide including UC Berkeley in California, University of Ferrara in Italy, ITABC, American Museum of Natural History, etc. (please see for a complete list). It is a legitimate, noncommercial, archival site with a tremendous amount of information that could benefit those seeking further information on endangered sites. As a UC Berkeley graduate and a CyArk intern, I have taken it upon myself to provide wikipedia links because I believe the organization's mission is appropriate to an encyclopedic setting, and not simply an advertisement - there is nothing to sell, and the images are under creative commons licenses.

I would very much like an explanation for your cursory edits, particularly as you left links such as this one: (under the heading "Salvador Bahia") which is an advertising page for a taxi operator. Did you even look at the CyArk site? I feel that hasty actions such as yours in this matter continue to endanger the legitimacy of Wikipedia as a site that is taken seriously by the academic community. Thanks, I look forward to your explanation. Please note that this (and similar) responses were written by me as an individual on my own computer on my own time, and do not reflect official policy of CyArk or its affiliates.

--John Mink, Cyark intern —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:00, 18 April 2007 (UTC).

The city's name[edit]

Is the city's name really São Salvador da Baía? Or da Bahía? 06:56, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Fonte Nova stadium[edit]

This stadium is currently closed and will be demolished because of an accident that killed 7 people in 2007. Worth mentioning in the sports section? (talk) 19:25, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Pardo (mixed)?[edit]

You know, I'm tired of this. So I put "mixed" back in because I think it makes it more clear to readers that are not familiar with Brazil. Whoever wants to change it again should come to the talk page and lay it out here instead of long-term edit warring. --Floridianed (talk) 19:29, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Pardo is not "mixed" in Portuguese. It is "brown". So, it is incorrect to translate pardo to mixed. Brazilian census is based more on skin color than in race/ethnicity.

Many, probably most, "White", "Black" or "Amerindian" Brazilians also have different degrees of a mixed-race ancestry (see White Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian). So, Pardos are not the only "mixed" group in Brazil. Then, it's incorrect to translate pardo, which means brown, to "mixed", since people who comes from a mixed-race background in Brazil can have blue eyes and blond hair and be classified in the census as "White".

I already explained all this story to Skanter, but he is a vandal user and was blocked several times but does not stop changing informations without discussion. Opinoso (talk) 21:22, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

THE CORRECT WORD IS multiethinic peolple. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:34, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
I could agree with that, together with "pardo". --Floridianed (talk) 08:07, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
Pardo=brown, not mixed, multiethnic or something similar. Opinoso (talk) 16:05, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

City Population[edit]

When it comes to metro area, Salvador is not Brazil's 3rd biggest city, that's Belo Horizonte which is a lot bigger. If they are speaking about city proper population, it should say it. I don't know how to properly edit that, if someone knows how to do it please do so.

by Qfontan —Preceding unsigned comment added by Qfontan (talkcontribs) 01:48, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Tendentious informations[edit]

Somebody was trying to sell the idea that most people in Salvador live in a place that looks like Norway or Iceland, high developed. Somebody posted the name of several high-developed neighborhoods of Salvador, and posted only one name of a low-developed neighborhood. The site used as source does not even cite the name of the neighborhoods [1]

Moreover, the picture itself shows that most of Salvador is composed of low-developed areas. The high-developed area is a minority along the coast line. I also noticed that somebody is constantly decreasing the percentage of people of African descent in Salvador. I don't know who is this person selling fake informations about this city, but I will watch this article so that vandalism will come to and end. Opinoso (talk) 03:35, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Wrong Picture[edit]

The picture thats in the beginning of the article is not of Bahia, it's of Panama City, Panama. Please change it. Thank you =) Hihellowhatsup (talk) 20:50, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Misleading use of Human Development Index[edit]

I am proposing deletion of this section, to compare the Index between countries and neighbourhoods is a misrespresentation of what the HDI is for. secondly, it implies that eg a neighbourhood is better than Australia etc. this is POV. LibStar (talk) 03:00, 8 August 2011 (UTC)


I am pretty sure crime is an everyday aspect of life in Bahia but not one mention? -- (talk) 19:10, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

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Vila Velha[edit]

There's a separate guy with a similar name responsible for the actual Vila Velha, which was sensibly called something else when it was new. This article gives "Vila Velha" as the original name of a city, which hardly seems sensible but may refer to an indian settlement. Any more reliable sources on that than the one currently being used? — LlywelynII 16:59, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Add Demonym[edit]

A man born in Salvador is Soteropolitano. A woman born in Salvador is Soteropolitana. (talk) 01:26, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Northeast Brazil?[edit]

The city is described as being in northeast Brazil. Looking at the map this would appear not to be the case. 'East' would be a better description. (talk) 21:13, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Wrong information removed[edit]

The version one is trying to preserve has wrong information. Let me highlight it:

"Of course, the large multi-racial population is also partially European in ancestry, and likely some Amerindian; together with those who identify as white, nearly 70% of the residents have some European ancestry.

Salvador's population is the result of 500 years of miscegenation. The study noted that due to the colonial situation, unions tended to be made between European men and Amerindian and African women. Over time, a class of multiracial descendants developed, a group that has continued to expand. According to an autosomal DNA study from 2008, the ancestral heritage of the population of Salvador was estimated to be 49.20% African, 36.30% European and 14.50% Native American. This is a much higher percentage of European and Amerindian ancestry than claimed by current residents, and shows that self-identification is not accurate as to deep ancestry. It suggests that both of the latter ethnicities are strongly represented as ancestors among the individuals who identify as pardos".

1. It is not "likely some Amerindian". Amerindian ancestry there is real. 2. Current residents do not claim any degree of European and Amerindian ancestry, compared to the genetic study. They just answered according to the census categories, which do not mirror ancestry. 3. Notice the link to the study had been taken away.

So, I kept the relevant information and adjusted it so as to not to keep what is wrong.

Timeline of Salvador, Bahia[edit]

What is missing from the recently created city timeline article? Please add relevant content. Contributions welcome. Thank you. -- M2545 (talk) 15:11, 19 May 2015 (UTC)