Feira de Santana is a city in Bahia, Brazil. It is the second-most populous city in the state, with a population of 740,000 according to IBGE's estimate. It is located 100 km northwest of Salvador, Bahia's capital city. These cities are connected by BR-324, a four-lane divided highway. Feira de Santana's nickname is a princesa do serto or 'the backcountry's princess'. Feira de Santana takes is name in honor of two of its founders. In the 18th century, Domingos Barbosa de Araujo and his wife Anna Brandoa built a chapel on the Fazenda Sant'Anna dos Olhos Dgua (Saint Anna of the Fountains Plantation). They dedicated the chapel to their Saint, Saint Anna.
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