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Santo Antônio de Jesus

For other uses, see Santo Antônio (disambiguation).
Coat of arms
State: Bahia
Meso-region: Metropolitana de Salvador
Micro-Region: Santo Antônio de Jesus
Founded: January 1, 1939
Location: 12.966/12° 58' 8" S lat.
39.25578/39° 15' 29" W long.
Area: 259.213 km²
Population: 86,876 (2006)
Population density: 335.2/km²
Postal code: 36980-xxx
Name of inhabitants: Santoantoniense
Climate: tropical

Santo Antônio de Jesus (first part, Portuguese meaning "Saint Anthony") is a city in the eastern part of the state of Bahia, Brazil and is located about 187 km west of the capital of Salvador. It serves the capital of the micro-region of the same name and is part of the Metropolitana de Salvador. Its coordinates are 12.966/12° 58' 8" S and the longitude is 39.25578/39° 15' 29" W. It has 86,876 inhabitants and the area is 259.213 km². Its density is 335.2/km² (2006).

Neighboring municipalities

Population history

Year Population Change Density
2004 84,057 - 324.28/km²
2006 86,876 - 335.2/km²


It is an important commercial and a service centre in the micro-region and It is attracting big companies to the city such as: Lojas Americanas, Ricardo Eletro and Loja Exclusiva Ortobom. It also features yearly festivals and it attracts tourism.


Famous persons includes Júnior, a five-time champion for the Brazilian national football team of football (soccer), and the singer named Netinho.


Santo Antônio de Jesus has schools or collegiates, a high school, churches, banks, supermarkets, squares and parks.


This article incorporates a translation from the Portuguese World Heritage Encyclopedia

External links

  • (Portuguese)

Coordinates: 12°58′09″S 39°15′40″W / 12.9691888989°S 39.2610805656°W / -12.9691888989; -39.2610805656

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