Ipiaú

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Ipiaú
Nickname(s): Model Bahia City
Location of Ipiaú
Ipiaú is located in Brazil
Ipiaú
Location of Ipiaú
Coordinates: 14°8′13″S 39°44′2″W / 14.13694°S 39.73389°W / -14.13694; -39.73389Coordinates: 14°8′13″S 39°44′2″W / 14.13694°S 39.73389°W / -14.13694; -39.73389
Region Nordeste
State Bahia
Founded 1913
Incorporated (town) 1 August 1916
Incorporated (city) 2 December 1933
Government
 • Mayor José Andrade Mendonça
Area
 • Total 286,597 km2 (110,656 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 42,437
 • Density 148.1/km2 (384/sq mi)
Time zone UCT (UTC-3)
ZIP code 45.570-000

Ipiaú is a city in Bahia, Brazil. It is at around 14°8′13″S, 39°44′2″W.

Location[change | edit source]

The city is in the meeting point of the Contas River and the Água-Branca River (White-water River).

Ipiaú is bordered by Ibirataia and Jequié to the north, Aiquara and Jitaúna to the west, Ibirataia and Barra do Rocha to the east and Itagibá to the south.

Economy[change | edit source]

The city is a important producer and exporter of cacao in Brazil.

Important people[change | edit source]

Is the birthplace of many noted Brazilian writers and musicians such as Euclides Neto and Luiz Caldas.