Sines

Sines (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsin(ɨ)ʃ] (listen)) is a Portuguese city of Setúbal District, the Alentejo region and subregion of the Alentejo coast, with about 18,298 inhabitants (2015 INE). It is the largest and the first port area of Portugal and the main city industrial port logistics in Portugal and the birthplace of fifteenth-century explorer Vasco da Gama.

Sines
A monument to Vasco da Gama who was christened in the parish church of Sines, and whose father was the alcade-mor of the castle
Coordinates: 37°57′17″N 8°51′52″W
Country Portugal
RegionAlentejo
Intermunic. comm.Alentejo Litoral
DistrictSetúbal
Parishes2
Government
  PresidentNuno José Gonçalves Mascarenhas (PS)
Area
  Total203.30 km2 (78.49 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2015 INE)
  Total18,298
  Density90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Postal code
7520
Area code286
Websitehttp://www.cm-sines.pt/

It is the seat of a municipality with 203.30 km ² of area and 18,598 inhabitants (2015 INE), divided into two parishes. The municipality is bordered to the north and east by the municipality of Santiago do Cacém, south and west by Odemira has coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. The coastline of the city, south of São Torpes, is part of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.