POPULATION: 14 million +
CAPITAL: Salvador a.k.a the “Capital of Happiness”
MAJOR CROPS: Sugar & Tobacco
MOVE IT! Capoeira, a form of martial arts that mixes dance & music, originated in Bahia
READ UP: Brasilian fiction writer Jorge Amado was born here
SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP: Bahia’s famous Mercado Modelo is the biggest center to purchase handicrafts in Latin America!
VISITING? DON'T MISS: All the beautiful colonial palaces, churches and convents of Bahia that date back to the 1600’s!