Salvador was the first slave port in the Americas and the African influence of the slaves' descendants makes it a center of Afro-Brazilian () culture.The city is noted for its cuisine, music, and architecture.Salvador has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen: Af) with no discernible dry season due to no month having an average rainfall of less than 60 mm.Temperatures are relatively constant throughout the course of the year.As Spain was then prosecuting a war against the independence of the Dutch, the Dutch East and West India companies tried to conquer Brazil from them.
and, in 1534, Francisco Pereira Coutinho, the first captain of Bahia, established the settlement of Pereira in modern Salvador's Ladeira da Barra neighborhood.
Salvador's driest month of the year is September, when the city receives on average 10 cm (4 in) of precipitation.
Salvador's wettest months are between April and June when at least 20 cm (8 in) of rain falls during each of these four months.
The majority of the population has African, European and Native American roots.
The African ancestry of the city is from Angola, Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal and Mozambique.