Ipiaú

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Ipiaú
Nickname(s): 
Model Bahia City
Location of Ipiaú
Location of Ipiaú
RegionNordeste
StateBahia
Founded1913
Incorporated (town)1 August 1916
Incorporated (city)2 December 1933
Government
 • MayorJosé Andrade Mendonça
Area
 • Total286,597 km2 (110,656 sq mi)
Population
(2006)
 • Total42,437
 • Density148.1/km2 (384/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UCT)
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 | change 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 | change source]

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

Important people[change | change source]

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