Todos os Santos Bay

Todos os Santos Bay tô´ᵺo͝ozo͝o sän´to͝os [key] [Port.,=all-saints bay], inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 25 mi (40 km) long and 20 mi (32 km) wide, E Bahia, Brazil. It receives the Paraguaçu River. Brazil's first oil field (1939) is located N of Salvador, the bay's chief city. Itaparica, a large island at the mouth of the bay, has saltworks and oil fields. The fertile Reconcavo lowland surrounds the bay subsistence crops, sugarcane, cotton, and tobacco are raised there. Todos os Santos Bay was discovered in 1501 by Amerigo Vespucci.

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