The initial peopling of the city (241km away from Salvador) took place at Mutum Farm. The fertility of the soil and the proximity to Jiquiriçá River, allied to the welcoming nature of the first inhabitants helped the initial development of the village. A decisive factor for the city’s emancipation was the arrival of the railway, through the tracks of Train Road de Nazaré in its way towards Bahia’s southwest. The municipality was created with territory dismembered from the city of Jiquiriçá, receiving the name Mutuípe in 1962 and the category of city in 1938. Bathed by waterways such as Mutum Creek, Jiquiriçá River and waterfalls like Alta, Roda D’água and Três Saltos, the city has excellent options for ecotourism, with other attractions like the reserve of Nossa Senhora de Fátima Fram, and the Ruins of the Railway.