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Sobradinho

For other uses, see Sobradinho (disambiguation).
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Sobradinho
Municipality

Coordinates: 09°28′00″S 40°49′00″W / 9.46667°S 40.81667°W / -9.46667; -40.81667Coordinates: 09°28′00″S 40°49′00″W / 9.46667°S 40.81667°W / -9.46667; -40.81667{{#coordinates:09|28|00|S|40|49|00|W|type:city(38000)_region:BR |primary |name=

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Country 23x15px Brazil
State Bahia
Area
 • Total 1.324 km2 (Bad rounding hereLua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value). sq mi)
Population
 • Total 38,000
Time zone UTC-3

Sobradinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [sʊbɾɐˈdʒĩɲu]) is a municipality located in the state of Bahia, in Brazil. It has a population of approximately 38,000 with a land area of Script error: No such module "convert".. Once part of the municipality of Juazeiro it grew with the construction of the Sobradinho Dam and the flooding of the huge Sobradinho Reservoir. With the creation of the reservoir, the inhabitants of four cities and thirty villages had to leave their homes. In all 11,853 families (more than 70 thousand people) abandoned the old towns before the end of 1977. Of this total, 5,806 families remained in rural lots around the lake and 3,851 families moved to the new towns, including Sobradinho.

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