Some travelers use the place name Bahia to refer to the city of Salvador. In Brazilian Portuguese the term Bahia with the meaning of “Salvador” is a regionalism. It is only used by some people of the state of Bahia to refer to Salvador. Elsewhere, Bahia refers only to the state. Tourism companies (travel agents, airlines) always use Salvador or Salvador de Bahia to refer to the capital of the state.
So now you know it, if you want to avoid confussion, make sure you use Bahia to refer to the state and Salvador to refer to the city.
Category: Destination: Bahia