Vitória da Conquista
Vitória da Conquista is a city in Bahia, Brazil, which serves as a regional center for the smaller cities Barra do Choça, Planalto and Poções. These cities on the plateau, all at around 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) elevation, form the basis of a strong, traditional, coffee-producing region, as well as a rapidly expanding center for new businesses. Vitória da Conquista (known as simply "Conquista" by locals—in order to differentiate it from the city of Vitória in the state of Espírito Santo) is the third largest city in the state of Bahia, after the state’s capital, Salvador, and Feira de Santana. Its population, according to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) was 308,204 in April 2007. It was named after the colony of Vitória da Conquista.