Jiquié or Jequié (both: zhəkōēĕˈ) [key], city (1991 pop. 144,772), Bahia state, E Brazil, on the Contas River. It is an asbestos-mining center; iron deposits are nearby. Tobacco, cacao, sugar, coffee, and livestock are shipped from the city.
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