The old fishing village gave birth to what is now Praia do Forte, a place that still preserves rustic features with exquisite details and modernity. It is believed that the formation of the village began around the fortress that the Portuguese nobleman Garcia D'Ávila ordered to build, still in century XVI, to give more protection to the place. It had the purpose of storing the goods that arrived at the coast of the colony, by the sea, and that later they would be sent to Salvador. Many families began to settle in the region attracted by the arrival of coconut seedlings that the Portuguese settlers brought from Asia. Some men dedicated themselves to planting and harvesting, others became seamen assisting in the crossing of people and goods in the Pojuca River, and still others dedicated themselves to fishing. It was the beginning of the settlement of the lands near the Fort.

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