Girish Mahajan

Teixeira de Freitas

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Country  Brazil
State  Bahia
Area  1,154 km²
Local time  Tuesday 5:57 AM
Region  Northeast Region
Time zone  BRT (UTC-3)
Population  128,407 (2010)
Number of airports  1
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Weather  23°C, Wind N at 5 km/h, 98% Humidity
Colleges and Universities  Faculdade do Sul da Bahia, Universidade Estadual da Bahia

Teixeira de Freitas is a city in the extreme south of the Brazilian state of Bahia, on the margins of BR-101 highway, it is one of the largest cities in the state with a population estimated as of 2015 at 157,804 inhabitants in an area of 1,166 km².

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Map of Teixeira de Freitas, State of Bahia, Brazil

History

The city had its origin as a crossroads, and has always maintained its character as a place that draws entrepreneurs from other regions. Major expansion of industry in the area, combined with the growth of eucalyptus plantations, has adversely impacted small-scale agriculture in the surrounding rural areas, resulting in declining population in those rural areas. Teixeira de Freitas has also a busy commercial district and the economy has developed a lot lately thanks to the migration of the population from surrounding towns.

Economy

It has an agricultural economy, based in cattle ranching and raising crops. There is also a large production of Eucalyptus destined to the extraction of cellulose on factories in the region. The city is a regional commercial center, serving approximately 14 municipalities.

Transportation

Teixeira de Freitas has a regional airport, with flights to Belo Horizonte every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

References

Teixeira de Freitas Wikipedia


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