Feira de Santana
Feira de Santana is a municipality in the state of Bahia located 108 km from its capital, Salvador, which is bound by the BR-324. Fair, as it is commonly dubbed, is the second most populous city in the state and largest city of the northeastern interior population, ie, is the largest inland city in the North / Northeast / Midwest and South of Brazil, and is also sixth largest city in the country, with a population larger than eight state capitals.
In Brazil's urban hierarchy, Feira de Santana is a regional capital and home to the largest metropolitan area of the northeastern interior, the metropolitan area of Feira de Santana, which accounts for about 914 650 inhabitants. Feira de Santana is a consolidated city in the valley of the River Jacuípe, on the western edge of the Reconcavo, west of semi-arid highlands. The Feira de Santana downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of rugged highlands with the Jacuípe River and the plains that border the area of the forest east, about 45km distance from the Atlantic Ocean. The 39 ° west of Greenwich meridian passes through the center of the city.
Feira de Santana is the main urban, political, educational, technological, economic, real estate, industrial, financial, administrative, cultural and commercial center of the interior of Bahia and a leading Northeast, influencing hundreds of municipalities in the state. Besides largest, is also the biggest and most influential city in the interior of the Northeast. Feira de Santana was the first city to have a Latin daAmérica master plan to plan its development and infrastructure, was elected by the magazine Gazeta Mercantil the most dynamic city in the country above 550 thousand inhabitants, and was highlighted in the Folha de Londrina newspaper as one of the fastest growing cities in the country today.