The study also analyzed the genetic backgrounds of people by type of surname.
Those with surnames with a religious connotation were 53.1% African in genetic ancestry and tended to be in lower economic classes.
The census revealed the following self-identification: 1,382,543 persons identify as Pardo (Multiracial) (51.7%); 743,718 as Black (27.8%); 505,645 as White (18.9%); 35,785 as Asian (1.3%); and 7,563 as Amerindian(0.3%).
Salvador's population is the result of 500 years of miscegenation.
John Maurice's two subsequent attempts to retake the town in April and May of 1638 were unsuccessful.
In the 1990s, a major municipal project cleaned and restored the neighborhood in order to develop it as the cultural center and heart of the city's tourist trade.
In 1572, the Governorate of Brazil was divided into the separate governorates of Bahia in the north and Rio de Janeiro in the south.
These were reunited as Brazil six years later, then redivided from 1607 to 1613.The Pelourinho district of the upper town, still home to many examples of Portuguese colonial architecture and historical monuments, was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.The city's cathedral is the see of the primate of Brazil and its Carnival celebration has been reckoned as the largest party in the world.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.Johan van Dorth administered the colony before his assassination, freeing its slaves.