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All Saints Bay

sheltered bay of the Atlantic Ocean, eastern coast of Brazil. A natural harbour, it is 25 miles (40 km) long and 20 miles (32 km) wide. Salvador, the principal seaport and capital of Bahia state, is on the peninsula that separates the bay from the Atlantic. Todos os Santos Bay receives the Paraguacu River and is surrounded by the Reconcavo, a fertile coastal lowland. Its main channel is dredged from the Atlantic entrance to the port of Sao Francisco do Conde, an outlet for the petroleum refinery at Mataripe. Brazil's first producing oil field is on the bay's northeast shore between Candeias and Lobato

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